Les Arts Florissants

Formed 1979
Les Arts Florissants
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1979
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Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants Biography (Wikipedia)

Les Arts Florissants is a Baroque musical ensemble in residence at the Théâtre de Caen in Caen, France. The organization was founded by conductor William Christie in 1979. The ensemble derives its name from the 1685 opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The organization consists of a chamber orchestra of period instruments and a small vocal ensemble. Current notable members include soprano Danielle de Niese and tenor Paul Agnew, who has served as assistant conductor since 2007. Jonathan Cohen is also on the conducting staff. Christie remains the organization's Artistic Director.

Although not specifically a baroque opera ensemble, it is within this field that Les Arts Florissants has achieved its greatest successes. The majority of the ensemble's performances are of period operas (both staged and in concert), many of which are available on CD on the Harmonia Mundi and Erato labels and on DVD. The group first drew international acclaim in the area of opera in December 1986-January 1987 with a production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Atys at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. The opera had not been performed since 1753 and Christie had unearthed the score at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and created a performing edition. William Christie: "There were a number of important moments in the history of the Arts Florissants, but there's one moment that obviously stands out - and that's the moment when we produced Atys." Christie had been approached by the director of the Paris Opera, Massimo Bogianckino, to think about putting on a Lully opera. Christie was advised by the Opéra-Comique's Thierry Fouquet that Quinault's libretto for Atys would demand an extraordinary stage director - Jean-Marie Villégier took this role and he, together with Christie, created Atys. The production marked the renaissance of Baroque Opera in France. The ensemble has continued in a similar vein of presenting rarely heard works at their home in Caen and on the stages of major opera houses and...

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Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Act V finale
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Castor et Pollux: Act V finale
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Castor revoit le jour
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Castor et Pollux: Castor revoit le jour
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie: Act I, Scenes 1-3
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Hippolyte et Aricie: Act I, Scenes 1-3
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Sortez d'esclavage (Act III)
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Castor et Pollux: Sortez d'esclavage (Act III)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprêts, pales flambeaux (Act I)
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Castor et Pollux: Tristes apprêts, pales flambeaux (Act I)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Castor et Pollux: Que tout gémisse
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Castor et Pollux: Que tout gémisse
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes: Les Incas du Perou
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Les Indes Galantes: Les Incas du Perou
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne
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Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V: Chaconne
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie: Act II Scene 5
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Hippolyte et Aricie: Act II Scene 5
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Hippolyte et Aricie: Entrée des habitants de la forêt
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Hippolyte et Aricie: Entrée des habitants de la forêt
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Amor vince ogni cosa: Pastoraletta 1
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Amor vince ogni cosa: Pastoraletta 1
Michel Lambert
Amour, je me suis plaint cent fois
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Amour, je me suis plaint cent fois
Étienne Moulinié
Amis, enivrons-nous du vin d'Espagne...
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Amis, enivrons-nous du vin d'Espagne...
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes: Overture
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Les Indes Galantes: Overture
Henry Purcell
King Arthur: 'What power art thou' from the Frost Scene
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King Arthur: 'What power art thou' from the Frost Scene
George Frideric Handel
The trumpet shall sound (Messiah)
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The trumpet shall sound (Messiah)
Michel-Richard de Lalande
Miserator et misericors
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Miserator et misericors
François Couperin
Concert no. 9 in E major (Ritratto dell'Amore)
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Concert no. 9 in E major (Ritratto dell'Amore)
François Couperin
Les Nations: La Francoise Part 2
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Les Nations: La Francoise Part 2
Louis‐Nicolas Clérambault
Leandre et Hero - cantata
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Leandre et Hero - cantata
François Couperin
Les Nations: La Francoise Part 1
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Les Nations: La Francoise Part 1
George Frideric Handel
Belshazzar: See from his post Euphrates flies
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Belshazzar: See from his post Euphrates flies
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Zoroastre: Overture
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Zoroastre: Overture
George Frideric Handel
The Ways of Zion Do Mourn, HWV 264
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The Ways of Zion Do Mourn, HWV 264
Henry Purcell
Fairest isle (King Arthur)
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Fairest isle (King Arthur)
François Couperin
Respice in me
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Respice in me
François Couperin
Quatre versets du motet
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Quatre versets du motet
François Couperin
Salve Regina
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Salve Regina
François Couperin
Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres
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Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres
Henry Purcell
WHEN I AM LAID IN EARTH (DIDO & AENEAS)
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WHEN I AM LAID IN EARTH (DIDO & AENEAS)
George Frideric Handel
Piangerò la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare)
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Piangerò la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare)
George Frideric Handel
Alcina - Ah mio cor
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Alcina - Ah mio cor
Carlo Gesualdo
Luci serene e chiare
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Luci serene e chiare
Henry Purcell
Two daughters of this aged stream (King Arthur, Z.628)
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Two daughters of this aged stream (King Arthur, Z.628)
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
C'est peu, pour contenter la douleur (Medee)
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C'est peu, pour contenter la douleur (Medee)
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Noires Divinites (Medee)
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Noires Divinites (Medee)
George Frideric Handel
"Consolati, o bella", from Act 1 of Orlando
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"Consolati, o bella", from Act 1 of Orlando
Henry Purcell
'Come Shepherds Lead up a Lively measure' - King Arthur, Act II
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'Come Shepherds Lead up a Lively measure' - King Arthur, Act II
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Te Deum
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Te Deum
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail
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Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail
Michel Lambert
Ma bergère est tendre et fidèle
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Ma bergère est tendre et fidèle
Jean‐Baptiste Lully
Atys: Act 4, sc 5: Prelude. 'O vous prenez part' and Gavotte. 'la beaute la plus severe'
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Atys: Act 4, sc 5: Prelude. 'O vous prenez part' and Gavotte. 'la beaute la plus severe'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ave verum corpus
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Ave verum corpus
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Sanctus)
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Sanctus)
Giovanni Battista Bononcini
Chi d'Amor tra le catene (Chi d'amor)
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Chi d'Amor tra le catene (Chi d'amor)
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Médée (ballet music)
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Médée (ballet music)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 63
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-09-01T01:56:18
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 63

Proms 2016: Prom 63

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 17: Rameau – Grands Motets
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-29T01:56:18
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Jul
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 17: Rameau – Grands Motets

Proms 2014: Prom 17: Rameau – Grands Motets

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Proms Chamber Music 1: Les Arts Florissants
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Cadogan Hall
2014-07-21T01:56:18
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21
Jul
2014
Proms 2014: Proms Chamber Music 1: Les Arts Florissants

Proms 2014: Proms Chamber Music 1: Les Arts Florissants

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2001: Prom 02
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Royal Albert Hall
2001-07-21T01:56:18
21
Jul
2001

Proms 2001: Prom 02

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1998: Prom 02
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-07-18T01:56:18
18
Jul
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 02

Royal Albert Hall

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