Performances at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel will not be canceled during the national strike.
Perrine Devillers, Caroline Weynants, Adèle Carlier, Jeanne Lefort, Marie-Frédérique Girod Sopranos
Lucile Richardot, Marie Pouchelon Mezzo sopranos
Mathieu Peyreigne, Vojtech Semerad Countertenor
Randol Rodriguez, Davy Cornillot, Constantin Goubet, Antonin Rondepierre Basses
Thierry Cartier, Étienne Bazola, René Ramos Premier Ground basses
Renaud Bres, Emmanuel Vistorky, Guillaume Olry Counter-basses
Sébastien Daucé Conductor
When Louis XIV selected Lalande to become one of his Royal Chapel’s musicians, he certainly did not imagine that he would conduct his compositions there for four decades and that they would be played until the Revolution: a century of success confirms that Lalande’s Grand Motets are one of the most extraordinary cycles of sacred music of the baroque period, alongside Bach’s Cantatas and Handel’s Oratorios. Superintendent Lalande soon occupied all the music positions in Versailles, his compositions accompanied the great moments of the court under Louis XIV: victories, ambassador receptions and the King’s entertainments were enhanced by his musical prolixity. His Symphonies for the King’s Suppers were played three times a week and certainly performed hundreds of times for the Sun King’s meals…
Sébastien Daucé, an inspired interpreter of the Grand Siècle music, will perform a selection of Lalande’s most famous Motets, around the extraordinary Dies Irae, probably performed for Louis XIV’s funeral, a magnificent fusion of piety, beauty and majesty.
Production Ensemble Correspondances
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657–1726)
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