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Opera

Les Fêtes Vénitiennes

 
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US Premiere
 
Apr 14—Apr 17, 2016
 
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By André Campra
Les Arts Florissants
Opéra Comique
Conducted by William Christie
Directed by Robert Carsen

“Les Arts Florissants succeeds at creating the perfect mix of elegance and energy…”
—Le Figaro (France)

Celebrated conductor William Christie and his acclaimed early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants explore the hedonistic side of the French Baroque with the rarely staged opéra-ballet Les Fêtes Vénitiennes, by André Campra (1660-1744), famed successor to composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. Gamblers, carnies, gypsies, and jilted lovers—baring lots of leg via scanty updates on period dress—populate a series of stories in this crimson-hued carnival of courtly music, dance from Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and Venetian decadence, originally conceived in the anti-authoritarian ferment surrounding the Sun King Louis XIV’s final days. Play-within-a-play plot devices, melodies borrowed from Lully’s opera Atys, gliding gondolas, and dancing sheep round out Campra’s whimsical nod to French libertinism.

Scenic design by Radu Boruzescu
Choreography by Ed Wubbe
Costume design by Petra Reinhardt
Lighting design by Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet

Co-produced with the support of la Fondation Selz, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Théâtre de Caen, and Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

Les Arts Florissants are subsidized by the FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE, the City of Caen, and the Basse-Normandie Region.

Les Arts Florissants have their permanent residence at the Théâtre de Caen. Imerys is the sponsor of Les Arts Florissants.

In French with English titles
Read the BAM program notes for Les Fêtes Vénitiennes

In memory of Robert W. Wilson, with gratitude for his visionary and generous support of BAM.

Leadership support for opera at BAM provided by Aashish & Dinyar Devitre.

 
 
 
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Member Mingle: Les Fêtes Vénitiennes
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
 
Member Mingle: Les Fêtes Vénitiennes
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
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Meet fellow BAM members over a glass of wine at BAMcafé before Les Fêtes Vénitiennes

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