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David et Jonathas

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Apr 17—Apr 21, 2013
RUN TIME: 2hrs 30min with intermission
LANGUAGE: In French with English titles
SINGLE TICKETS:  Starts at $30
April 2013
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Wednesday April 17, 2013
Performances no longer available.

By Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Les Arts Florissants
An Aix-en-Provence Festival production
Conducted by William Christie
Directed by Andreas Homoki

“[a] humane and powerful performance by the acclaimed Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, splendidly conducted by William Christie.”
—The New York Times
Following their landmark revival of Atys in 2011, venerated conductor William Christie and his early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants return to BAM with French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s (1643—1704) rarely staged sacred tragedy David et Jonathas.

Featuring Charpentier’s stately choruses, dances, and airs, this Baroque gem unfolds with Christie’s trademark rhetorical flair. Melodies heave and sigh with gossamer elegance, transforming an Old Testament parable into a ravishing musical account of incorruptible love, undying to the end.

Scene design by Paul Zoller
Costume design by Gideon Davey
Lighting design by Franck Evin

David: Pascal Charbonneau
Jonathas: Ana Quintans
Saul: Neal Davies
Archis: Fréderic Caton
Joabel: Kresimir Spicer
La Pythonisse: Dominique Visse

Co-produced by Opéra Comique and Théâtre de Caen in association with Les Arts Florissants with the support of The Selz Foundation

Read the BAM program notes for David Et Jonathas
Sponsored By

Leadership support provided by
Ronald P. Stanton and The Delancey Foundation


Major support provided by Aashish & Dinyar Devitre
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation with The Evelyn Sharp Foundation and Mary Sharp Cronson

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