Myths & Allegories

“Belles, dans vos yeux” from Les Sirènes

Les Délices
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Myths & Allegories

Scholars believe that Homer’s epic was a song sung to a rapt audience before it was ever written down,...

Myths & Allegories

Les Délices

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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The shipwrecked hero Ulysses is the inspiration for this encore performance by Les Délices, with special guest soprano Clara Rottsolk. Selections from Jean-Féry Rebel’s little-known opera Ulysse provide the centerpiece, with a focus on a love triangle between the witch Circe, Ulysses, and his wife Penelope. Works by Thomas-Louis Bourgeois and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre—a child prodigy, and the first French woman ever to compose an opera—allow Les Délices to showcase a range of styles, as well as their own far-reaching talents.



Repertoire

  •  Jean-Féry Rebel Sisième Sonate, “L’Immortelle” 
  • Rebel Selections from Ulysse
  • François Chauvon Cinquième Suite
  • Thomas-Louis Bourgeois Les Sirènes  
  • Rebel La Fidelle
  • Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Le Sommeil d'Ulisse