A night for the king (Summer Festivities of Early Music)

A night for the king (Summer Festivities of Early Music)

Artur Zakirov
06.08.2019 - 06.08.2019

The final gala concert of the 20th Summer Festivities of Early Music will be an homage to French Baroque opera with its masterly amalgamation of music and dance.

A Night for the King narrates a story of two lovers, performed by two exquisite vocal artists, Katherine Watson and Reinoud Van Mechelen.

The protagonists wander through fantastic lands whose inhabitants – here represented by solo dancers Anna Chirescu and Artur Zakirov – gloss on the fate of the vocalists.

The story line includes a pastorale, a descent to the underworld and countless expressions of passionate love. Such dramatic emotional turns need to be rendered by true masters in order to be believable.

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville and Jean-Marie Leclair, who all composed for the king Louis XV, are musical narrators par excellence.

Every bite of this delicious music will be lovingly prepared by Collegium Marianum and its artistic director Jana Semerádová, every step will be carefully designed by the famous choreographer Natalie van Parys.

The project is part of a long-term collaboration with the prestigious Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and a collaboration with the French Institute.

 

 

The final gala concert of the 20th Summer Festivities of Early Music will be an homage to French Baroque opera with its masterly amalgamation of music and dance.

A Night for the King narrates a story of two lovers, performed by two exquisite vocal artists, Katherine Watson and Reinoud Van Mechelen.

The protagonists wander through fantastic lands whose inhabitants – here represented by solo dancers Anna Chirescu and Artur Zakirov – gloss on the fate of the vocalists.

The story line includes a pastorale, a descent to the underworld and countless expressions of passionate love. Such dramatic emotional turns need to be rendered by true masters in order to be believable.

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville and Jean-Marie Leclair, who all composed for the king Louis XV, are musical narrators par excellence.

Every bite of this delicious music will be lovingly prepared by Collegium Marianum and its artistic director Jana Semerádová, every step will be carefully designed by the famous choreographer Natalie van Parys.

The project is part of a long-term collaboration with the prestigious Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and a collaboration with the French Institute.

 

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Location of the event

50.0895273, 14.4153149

Letní slavnosti staré hudby
námestí Jana Palacha 79/1
11000
Prag
Tschechische Republik

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Organizer

Letní slavnosti staré hudby

Collegium Marianum - Týnská škola

Vodičkova 700/32, Prague 1

info@collegiummarianum.cz

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Deutscher Musikrat
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