Les Délices: Music for Fated Lovers
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Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

Early Music

Les Délices: Music for Fated Lovers

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Just as in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” true love sometimes ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Indeed, this tragic theme has inspired composers for centuries. The evocative cantatas Léandre et Héro and Pirame et Tisbé by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault and excerpts from Rameau’s groundbreaking opera Hippolyte et Aricie relate the timeless tales of star-crossed lovers in this program featuring soprano Clara Rottsolk and tenor Jason McStoots.



Repertoire

  • Clérambault Léandre et Héro
  • Rameau Pirame et Tisbé
  • Rameau Selections from Hippolyte et Aricie
  • Rebel Trio Sonata l’Imortelle
  • Senaillé Sonata Op. 1, No. 6