Gt. Barrington, MA--Boston Early Music Festival presents "Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain"F

May 14 2019

Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents “Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain”F

June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle St
Great Barrington, MA 01230

The GRAMMY Award–winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore performance of our November 2016 production inspired by the splendor of Versailles. King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral huntinglodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy amusical feast from the height of the Sun King’s reign with two chamber operas—Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs deVersailles and Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles—exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its
gardens, alongside divertissements from Lully’s Atys—called the “King’s Opera” for the favor it enjoyed withLouis XIV. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and ChamberEnsembles in a magnificent production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.