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Lenka Kerelová (b. 1945): Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687). Pen drawing in Indian ink on paper after an oil painting by Paul Mignard (1641–1691), 1685 or before (Condé Museum, Château de Chantilly, France). 2017. 13.0 × 9.6 cm (drawing). In the Collection of the Czech Handel Society; Prague, Czech Republic.

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)

Armide

Tragédie lyrique (opera) in five acts with a prologue
to a libretto by Philippe Quinault

LWV 71 (first performed in Paris on 15 February 1686)
More about the opera (Wikipedia)

Anna Bineta Diouf – Armide
Christopher Wattam – Renaud
Johanna Neß – Phénice
Sophia Körber – Sidonie
Mathias Tönges – Hidraot
Daniel Preis – Le Chevalier danois

Chorus Projektchor Göttingen (Germany)

Hartig Ensemble – Dances and Ballets of Three Centuries, Prague (leader: Helena Kazárová)

Göttingen Baroque Orchestra/Germany (on period instruments)

Costumes: Waltraud Hermann (Göttingen) and Markéta Stormová (Prague)
Choreography: Helena Kazárová (Prague)
Stage director: Freimund Pankow (Göttingen)

Conductor: Antonius Adamske (Basle/Switzerland)

Valtice (Feldsberg), Czech Republic
Castle theatre (from 1790)

24 & 25 August 2017

Staged performances, at 5.00 pm

Sung in French
Czech première

A prospectus to download PDF

Ticket prices – pit: 600 CZK, loge: 900 CZK, gallery: 300 CZK

Advance ticket sale at ‘www.zamek-valtice.cz

Organized by:

The Czech Handel Society
The National Heritage Institute – The Staff of the State Castle Valtice
The Friends and Supporters of the Göttingen Baroque Orchestra

Contact: The Czech Handel Society, Malá Plynární 4/1454, 170 00 Praha 7, Czech Republic;
tel.: +420–266712203, +420–737189747, fax: +420–266712203;
info@haendel.cz, www.haendel.cz

Lully was bold, grandiose, and noble in the best sense of the word. Like Mansart, the great architect, he managed to combine the royal and the comfortable, the pompous and the idyllic, in a blend as attractive as it was superior to the prevailing style.

Paul Henry Lang (Pál Láng; 1901–1991): George Frideric Handel. W. W. Norton & Company, New York – London 1977; p. 219.

Castle Valtice (Feldsberg), Czech Republic. A view of the main front.

Theatre of the Castle Valtice (Feldsberg), Czech Republic. The stage as seen from the loge.