Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Victor Sicard, baritone
Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Ryan Brown, conductor
Versailles has welcomed visitors—from royalty to riffraff—since Louis XIV turned a small hunting lodge into the splendid palace and gardens the world knows today. Opera Lafayette, devoted to French repertoire from the eighteenth century, considers the music those visitors might have heard, offering up a regal program ranging from the time of the Sun King to the French Revolution. Lully’s Acis et Galatée and Grétry’s Richard Coeur de Lion hold court, alongside with works by Gluck, Monsigny, and Rameau.
Join us at 6 pm for a pre-performance discussion with Artistic Director of Opera Lafayette Ryan Brown and guest Julia Doe, professor of music and historical musicology at Columbia University, offering insights into the program's theme and repertoire, putting the concert into its proper cultural and historical context
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, April 16–July 29, 2018.
Bring the Kids for $1.
Tickets to this event include same-day Museum admission.
Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink prior to the show.