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Thu 6th Mar at 6:30pm
Les Talens Lyriques
@ Barbican Centre, London
Also appearing: Choeur Sagittarius
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Barbican Presents - Les Indes Galantes: Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur Sagittarius
When Jean-Phillippe Rameau unveiled his first opera in Paris in 1733, he was immediately hailed as the greatest opera composer since Lully and the saviour of France's ambitions to lead the international opera scene. Two years later Rameau presented a curious portrait of love, presenting four stories in four exotic lands and titled Les Indes Galantes.
The Parisians were baffled and shocked, but just six months later every tune in the opera had been stolen and parodied, and the work was recognized as the strange but alluring masterpiece that it is. Music that strikes out with emboldened harmonies and thrusting, dancing rhythms, the work is here performed in concert by specialist French group Les Talens Lyriques.
Image © Morley von Sternberg
This event takes place at Barbican Centre, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
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Venue: Barbican Centre
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Phone: 0207 638 8891
→ Barbican 4 min walk