Claire Lefilliâtre Soprano
Caroline Arnaud Soprano
Marie Perbost Soprano
Ambroisine Bré Mezzo soprano
Serge Goubioud Countertenor
Cyril Auvity Countertenor
Sébastien Obrecht Barytone
Marc Mauillon Barytone
Benoît Arnould Bass
Luc Bertin-Hugault Bass
Renaud Bres Bass
Stéphane Fuget Musical conductor
The great composer Jean-Baptiste Lully deployed all his musical science in his grand motets to express intense emotion; Madame de Sévigné said: "all eyes were filled with tears". With their large chorals, small ensembles, trios, duets, solos and orchestral symphonies, these large religious compositions are representative of the pomp deployed at Louis XIV's court, at the service of the monarch's absolute power. If O Lachrymae fideles, composed in winter 1664, goes from contained emotion to jubilant dance, the two other motets are deeply solemn. The Dies Irae and De Profundis were played at the funeral of the King's wife, queen Maria-Teresa of Austria, in 1683, in the Basilique Saint-Denis. Les Epopées will give a sparkling, theatrical and expressive version of this music, with rich and abundant ornamentation, echoing the sun's play on Versailles's windows, mirrors and gilt.
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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.
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