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Tue, 13 Dec


Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne

Molière and Lully

The King wants a dance Comedy Ballets at the court of Louis XI

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Molière and Lully
Molière and Lully

Time & Location

13 Dec 2022, 19:00

Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK

About the event

Combining music ,dance and theatre and produced by Moliere and Lully,  these amazing pieces were great favourite at the Court of the Sun KIng. Moliere invented this genre : we celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth  this year.In collaboration with the greatest composers of his days, such as  Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) and Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643- 17040) Moliere produced master-pieces , amongst them Le Malade  Imaginaire & Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. These were made especially for  the grandiose festivities in Versailles and in Chambord for the king’s  pleasure.They have contributed to the development of French Opera.

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