Ars Lyrica's 2016/17 season opens with a trip to Versailles, where French kings and their courtiers cultivated pleasures of all kinds, including musical follies. Charpentier's witty chamber opera pairs nicely with motets, drinking songs, and chamber works by François Couperin & Jean-Philippe Rameau, for a sumptuous and quintessentially French musical feast. Unusually for its era, Les Plaisirs de Versailles is a comedy — and an ode to both wine and chocolate!
Megan Stapleton La Musique
Ellie Jarrett Shattles: La Conversation
Alexander Scheuermann: Le Jeu
Mark Diamond: Comus
Tara Faircloth: Stage Director