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Love, Music and Fantasy: French Ballet and Opera Suites

Sat. April 23rd 2022 St. John The Divine $17-$32

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Love, Music and Fantasy: French Ballet and Opera Suites

A programme of striking orchestral music from the 18th century Paris Opera
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Sat. April 23rd 2022 St. John The Divine (All Ages)
8:00pm - 9:00pm General admission: $32; Youth/Student admission: $17

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Victoria Baroque
Open / Operational

Hard-copy tickets

Physical tickets at: Munro's Books

Event Description

The highly-accomplished Italian harpsichordist, Marco Vitale directs his Victoria Baroque debut in a programme of striking orchestral music from the 18th century Paris Opera.

Dance and opera went hand-in-hand in the Baroque Era, and opera scores included an abundance of vibrant instrumental music that set the atmosphere for each act and accompanied the colourful dance scenes.

This captivating programme celebrates the riveting dance rhythms, compelling melodies, and flamboyant orchestral textures written by some of the most celebrated ballet and opera composers of their time: Rameau, Marais, and Rebel.

Performers

Marco Vitale – harpsichord/director
Christi Meyers – violin
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith – violin
Tyson Doknjas – violin
Rebecca Ruthven – violin
Paul Luchkow, violin/viola
Kathryn Wiebe – violin/viola
Caroline Nicolas – cello
Natalie Mackie – violone
Soile Stratkauskas – flute
Mikyla Jensen – flute
Katrina Russell – bassoon

Programme

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Overture Suite from Les Indes Galantes
Jean-Fery Rebel: Fantasie
Marin Marais: Overture Suite from Alcione

Venue

St. John The Divine
1611 Quadra
Church
Capacity400
Open / Operational

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