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Baroque magicians: Médée, Armide, Circé

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Sunday June 30th 2019
4 pm | 1h10 without intermission

Cast

Lucile Richardot Mezzo soprano
Jean-Luc Ho Harpsichord

Presentation

They may be called magicians, sorcerers or more nicely put enchantresses, but beautiful or ugly, young or old, implacably cruel or charitable, they have constantly inspired the finest verses, the most beautiful stanzas, as long as they retained their ambiguity and mystery… True muses of baroque composers, many operas are based on their legend, with expressive musical colours mixing ecstasy and exhilaration.

The mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot, will deploy her seductive and generous timbre accompanied by Jean-Luc Ho, a musician of the emerging generation of French harpsichord players.

- Sylvie Giroux - Château de Valençay - 

 


PROGRAMME

  • MÉDÉE

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)

Overture Ariodante *
« Dolce riposo », aria from Teseo

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
« Dell’antro magico », aria from Il Giasone

Joan Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Tiento por A la mi ré *

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
« Quel prix de mon amour », aria from Médée

  • ARMIDE

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Monologue d’Armide

Jean-Henry d’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Passacaille d’Armide

  • CIRCÉ

William Webb (1600-1657)
Powerful Morpheus, let thy charms

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Music for a while

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
La Dangereuse *

François Colin de Blamont (1690-1760)
Circé (Cantate à voix seule, première version)

* pieces for solo harpsichord

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No cloakroom or bar on site.
Access to site and door opening 30 minutes before the performance.

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