Airs Pour le Roi Soleil

Musica Antica

Airs pour le Roi Soleil

Musica Antica Rotherhithe present excerpts from Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo, Francesco Cavalli's Ercole Amante and Jean-Baptiste Lully's Atys alongside an intimate programme of songs and instrumental works written during the lifetime of Louis XIV, from the Italian Cantatas popularised in the years following the first opera productions brought to France to the rarely heard airs of Michel Lambert and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

As ever, a bar selling home-infused gins, wine and beer will be open from 7pm.


'Handsomely recommended'
Roderic Dunnett - The Church Times


'Courage well-rewarded'
Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill


'Long may Musica Antica continue to unearth these rare treasures and perform them with style and beauty.'
Owen Davies - Plays to See


Jessica Eucker & Camilla Seale soprano

Tristram Cooke countertenor

Joachim Sabbat bass

ilana Cravitz & Rebecca Köhler Baratto violin

Harry Buckoke viola da gamba

Peter Martin theorbo

Oliver Doyle tenor & harpsichord

 Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687)

Atys: Act I i - iv

Luigi Rossi (1597 - 1653)

Fanciulla son io

La bella piu bella

Marc'Antonine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Sans frayeur dans ce bois

Michel Lambert (1610 - 1696)

Vos mépris chaque jour

Sans murmurer



Francesco Cavalli (1602 - 1676)

Ercole Amante: Act I Scene I-II

Luigi Rossi

L'Orfeo: La Morte d'Euridice

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Entree des Italiennes

Marc'Antonine Charpentier

Amor Vince Ogni Cosa: Amanti, godete

Friday 24th April 2020 at 7:30pm

Holy Trinity Church Rotherhithe, SE16 5HF