"Pasticcio is an unprecedented programme in the history of Les Arts Florissants. We have designed it as a festival of surprises, a celebration of love and sharing. It is the product of the combined desires of the artists in the multi-generational troupe that William Christie has formed around him, in which each person expresses their talents. Two exceptional singers, Lea Desandre and Jakub Józef Orlinski, play the different faces of a love that is forever young.
We have imagined an evening of exchange, with room for spontaneous improvisation, in which masks fall and we are revealed as we are. Thus, we also wanted to include other types of music that are dear to us: jazz and musicals from Bill’s homeland; and Thomas Dunford and Douglas Balliett in dialogue with the tender or heroic airs of our faithful Rameau, Monteverdi, and Handel. We wanted to play with mixing colours, to glide naturally from one style to another.
In a time marked by keeping our distances, we instead choose to raise the barriers, to come together, musicians and audience, in an explosion of joy and emotion made possible by all forms of music.”
Violinist and co-musical designer of Pasticcio
Madrid / Spain
Teatro del Canal
- Tuesday, March 23 2021
- Thursday, March 25 2021
Compiègne / France
- Monday, March 29 2021, 9.29pm
Aix-en-Provence / France
Grand Théâtre de Provence
- Wednesday, March 31 2021, Festival de Pâques - Aix-en-Provence