Lea Desandre Mezzo soprano
Jakub Józef Orliński Countertenor
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie Harpsichord and musical conductor
Robert Carsen Director, stage sets and lights
Rebecca Howell Choregraphy
Gideon Davey Costumes
Ian Burton Text and dramaturgy
William Christie et Tami Troman Musical conception
Two artists today deeply affect all lovers of baroque: Lea Desandre and Jakub Józef Orliński: beauty of timbre, virtuosity, charisma, depth and finesse – the two rising stars of the opera seem to have been received all gifts!
They will sing together for the first time with the Arts Florissants, in a pasticcio programme, similar to the ones enjoyed by the public in the baroque period: a wonderful patchwork of musical treasures selected from the finest pages in the repertoire of European music of the 17th and 18th century (interspersed with some musical surprises from the 20th century). The two magnificent singers will perform an anthology of the most tender to the most pyrotechnic pages, with the added sparkle brought by conductor William Christie, in a staging by Robert Carsen with the participation of a few actors and dancers.
Coproduction Les Arts Florissants, Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles.
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Les Arts Florissants are supported by the State, the Regional direction of cultural affairs (DRAC) of Pays de la Loire, the department of Vendée and the Pays de la Loire region. In residence at the Philharmonie de Paris, they have the "Centre Culturel de Rencontre" label. The Selz Foundation, American Friends of Les Arts Florissants and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank are Principal Patrons. In 2019, Les Arts Florissants celebrate their 40th anniversary!
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Music of Durante, Hasse, Scarlatti, d'India, Stradella, Porpora, Handel, Purcell, Stefani, Mozart, Caldara, Rameau.
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PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
Boxes 13 and 14 (Corbeille, Balcon Royal and Colonnade): depending on the show and the setting, seats may have limited visibility on ranks 2, 3 and 4.
REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).
Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability).
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