Iphigénie en Aulide
Iphigénie en Aulide is one of the most dazzling works by Gluck, the last representative of the French Grand Siècle.
An original performance of an opera by Rameau with a Freemasonry theme clearly signposting Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
If there could only be one surviving opera by Handel, it would surely be Ariodante, which is quite literally a masterpiece.
After Thaïs and prior to Grisélidis at the end of the season, we discover this rare Hérodiade, a work which exudes both sensuality and mysticism.
One of the most poignant works in the sacred repertoire informed by three centuries of legends
The younger sister of The Pearl Fishers by Bizet, Lakmé by Delibes belongs to the Orientalist trend which gripped 19th century Europe.
A “hit” and an Italian baroque legend celebrated by a duo seasoned in the art of this demanding repertoire.
The art of lyric tragedy in the French style in which Lully’s music is a natural pairing for Quinault’s verses.
Così fan tutte
Così is one of Mozart’s most sentimental operas in which carefree youth faces the challenge of fidelity.
Of all the versions, Charpentier’s masterpiece celebrating the glory of Medea is among the most faithful to the grandiose nature of the ancient myth.
Vesperæ solennes de confessore, Requiem
Two of the great works of religious music by Mozart for an evening in which the power of the divine is conjured up in all its glory.
Bellini’s final masterpiece is famed for its principal roles, which are among the most demanding in the bel canto repertoire.
Mass in C
A magnificent demonstration of polyphony and one of the great works of sacred music by Mozart.
A lavish highpoint of classical oratorio, The Creation also stands out for its glimpses of fledgling pre-romanticism.
This neglected work by Handel actually belongs to his great London period and is championed by Il Pomo d’Oro and Jakub Józef Orliński.
Castor et Pollux
Rameau explores the ruthless mechanisms of human passions with tenderness and subtlety.
Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer in an original instrumental version under the expert baton of François-Xavier Roth conducting Les Siècles.
L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Totally devoted to love, L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi is the quintessential opera of seduction.
Jean-Christophe Spinosi returns to Orlando furioso, the cornerstone of his Vivaldi journey.
This welcome initiative by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, brings this work by the composer Louise Bertin back into the spotlight.