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Les Festins royaux du Mariage du compte d'Artois

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Sunday 2nd October 2022
3pm l 1h30 without intermission


Les Ambassadeurs ~ La Grande Ecurie 
Alexis Kossenko Conductor


Marriage of Charles-Philippe, Count of Artois with Marie-Thérèse of Savoy, on 16 November 1773 in Paris, with the blessing of Louis XV.

The show will be performed in the set of "The Marble Palace enhanced with gold" designed by the famous Ciceri for the Royal Opera.

In the Versailles of French kings, music was everywhere, especially at ceremonial events, and specifically at royal meals: for decades, the monarch had eaten in public and to music, and Lalande's Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roi are a magnificent example. When in the 1770s Louis XV's three grandsons got married one after the other, he had the Opéra Royal built to house the official ceremonies, including the Royal Banquet, in which music played an essential role. The cornerstone of the wedding ceremony, the grand ceremonial dinner was accompanied by music, which covered the hubbub of the hundreds of assembled courtiers and the noise of the table service.
A large orchestra of seventy musicians played splendid symphonies from the best compositions of the time, often successful operas. This collection of suites, whose orchestral refinement is matched only by their dramatic power and choreographic energy, was an apology for the great French tradition. Of this court music, we still have the collection of those performed in the Opéra Royal for the marriage of the Comte d’Artois (the future Charles X) in 1773, assembled and arranged for the occasion by Francoeur, and performed by the Superintendent of the King's Music, Rebel. Alexis Kossenko restores to these festive pieces the luxury of their performance with a full orchestra, on the very stage where they were performed for this historic wedding!

Partnership Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV) | Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing | Les Ambassadeurs ~ La Grande Ecurie. The ensemble Les Ambassadeurs ~ La Grande Ecurie is in residence at the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing from 2022 to 2024 as part of the cross-residency scheme set up by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

This program will be recorded on CD for the Château de Versailles Spectacles label 





François Francoeur (1698-1787) et François Rebel (1701-1775)
Le Trophée : Ouverture
Le Ballet de la Paix : Air grave et air grave


Pierre-Montan Berton (1727-1780)
Camille, reine des Volsques de André Campra : Air vif


Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (1703-1755)
Zaïde, reine de Grenade : Rondeau gracieux et tendre


François Francoeur et François Rebel
Le Ballet de la Paix : Chaconne





François Francoeur et François Rebel
Scanderberg : Ouverture


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour : Air majestueux


François Francoeur et François Rebel
Pyrame et Thisbé : Air gracieux
Air vif
Gavotte gracieuse : airs ajoutés à Armide de Jean-Baptiste Lully – première gavotte seulement
Ballet de la Félicité : Air marqué
Air vif


Jean-Philippe Rameau
Dardanus : Gavottes gracieuses


François Francoeur





Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour : Marche


Bernard De Bury (1720-1785)
Hylas et Zélie : Air lent
Rondeau léger


Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Surprises de l’Amour : Rondeau gracieux


Joseph Hyacinthe Ferrand (1709-1791)
Zélie : Rondeau gracieux


Jean-Claude Trial (1732-1771)
La Fête de Flore : Contredanse vive


Pierre-Montan Berton
Chaconne : air ajouté à Iphigénie en Tauride de Christoph Willibald Gluck





Jean-Philippe Rameau

Zaïs : Ouverture
Le Temple de la Gloire : Menuet
Dardanus : Rondeau


François Francoeur et François Rebel

Air tendre : air ajouté à La Rosière de Salency de Charles-Simon Favart
Rondeau : airs ajoutés à Pyrame et Thisbé de François Francoeur et François Rebel – premier rondeau seulement

Le Prince de Noisy : Rondeau gai


Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-1772)
Titon et l’Aurore : Musette


Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer
Pyrrhus : Chaconne


Jean-Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux : « Tambourins »


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