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Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie 2018


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Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie 2018


Ensemble

Les Arts Florissants

Directeur artistique du Festival

William CHRISTIE

Musical direction

Paul AGNEW


The festival Dans les Jardins de William Christiewas created in 2012 out of a common desire of the Conseil Départemental de la Vendée and of Les Arts Florissants.

With one aim: to create a unique event which would bring together music and gardens, and to highlight the magnificent site in Thiré in order to make it known to a large public.

EVENING CONCERTS

Operas on the Miroir d'eau

L'Orfeo • Claudio Monteverdi

25 & 26 August • 8:30 PM • Reflecting pool ("Le Miroir d'eau")

"A show admirable for its sumptuousness and its accuracy" Christian Wasselin, Opéra Magazine

Considered to be the first opera in the history of music, Monteverdi’s Orfeo tells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from the pleasures of Arcadia to the sorrows of the Underworld. This production – unveiled in 2017 at the Théâtre de Caen and the Philharmonie de Paris, which went on to enjoy resounding success in London and Madrid – marks Paul Agnew’s début on the Festival’s emblematic stage. The costumes and décors inspired by the paintings of Nicolas Poussin will find their perfect setting in these idyllic surroundings.

Musical and stage direction: Paul Agnew
Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants
With : Cyril Auvity (Orfeo), Hannah Morrison (Euridice, La Musica), Paul Agnew (Apollo, Eco), Miriam Allan (Proserpina, Ninfa), Lea Desandre* (Messaggiera, Speranza), Carlo Vistoli* (Spirito infernale, Pastore), Sean Clayton* (Pastore), James Way* (Pastore), Antonio Abete (Plutone, Spirito infernale, Pastore), Cyril Costanzo* (Caronte, Spirito infernale)

Tickets: 25 € full price, 17 € reduced price (followed by "Méditation") / 20 € full price, 12 € reduced price (without "Méditation")

 

The Beggar's Opera • John Gay

31 August & 1st September • 8:30 PM • Reflecting pool ("Le Miroir d'eau")

"In a remarkable teamwork, the dazzling troupe of British actors-singers-dancers and young instrumentalists of Les Arts Flo' (including its conductor) win the jackpot." Emmanuelle Giuliani, La Croix

Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar’s Opera is generally considered to be the very first Musical almost 300 years before this genre became fashionable. By creating a story out of pre-existing songs, John Gay gathered some of the most famous tunes of his time, both classical and popular, and integrated them into a strongly satirical tale which takes place amongst the thieves, pimps and prostitutes of old London Town. For this new production, first performed earlier this year at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris before going on an international tour, William Christie and Robert Carsen have concocted a perfect blend of the Baroque in the 21st century. Both funny and irreverent they have created a very contemporary Beggar's Opera with a team of singers and dancers of astounding vitality.

Musical conception and direction, harpsichord: William Christie
Stage direction: Robert Carsen (stage adaptation : Christophe Gayral)
Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants
With: Robert Burt (Mr. Peachum), Beverley Klein (Mrs. Peachum /Diana Trapes), Kate Batter (Polly Peachum), Ben- jamin Purkiss (Macheath), Kraig Thornber (Lockit), Olivia Brereton (Lucy Lockit), Emma Kate Nelson (Jenny Diver), Sean Lopeman (Filch /Manuel), Gavin Wilkinson (Matt), Taite-Elliot Drew (Jack), Wayne Fitzsimmons (Robin), Dominic Owen (Harry), Natasha Leaver (Molly), Emily Dunn (Betty), Louise Dalton (Suky), Jocelyn Prah (Dolly)

Production C.I.C.T. - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord • Coproduction Les Arts Florissants avec le soutien de CA-CIB ; Angers Nantes Opéra ; Opéra de Rennes ; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg ; Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles ; Grand Théâtre de Genève ; Théâtre de Caen ; Edinburgh International Festival ; Festival di Spoleto ; Centre Lyrique Clermont-Auvergne ; Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège ; Opéra de Reims / La Comédie de Reims CDN ; Teatro Coccia / Novara ; Teatro Verdi / Pisa ; Attiki cultural Society / Athènes ; Cercle des Partenaires des Bouffes du Nord ; Avec le généreux soutien de la Fondation KT Wong.

Tickets : 25 € full price, 17 € reduced price (followed by "Méditation") / 20 € full price, 12 € reduced price (without "Méditation")

 

Candlelit concerts

Leçons de Ténèbres • Couperin

26 August • 8:30 PM • Thiré Church

A true connoisseur of this masterpiece of sacred music, William Christie will conduct young musicians from New York’s Juilliard School at this concert.

Musical direction: William Christie
With the musicians of the Juilliard School in New York

Tickets: 20 € full price, 12 € reduced price (followed by "Méditation")

 

Tenebrae Responsory for Maundy Thursday • Gesualdo

27 & 29 August • 8:30 PM • Thiré Church

After performing the entirety of Monteverdi’s madrigals, Paul Agnew is once again conducting his faithful madrigal singers in an a cappella performance of a work by another composer, Carlo Gesualdo (1566–1613). Less well-known than his contemporary and compatriot, Gesualdo is nonetheless the author of some supremely beautiful sacred music, in particular his Tenebrae Responsory for Maundy Thursday, which Agnew has chosen for this concert.

Musical direction and tenor: Paul Agnew
With: Miriam Allan, Maud Gnidzaz, Mélodie Ruvio, Sean Clayton, Edward Grint

Tickets: 20 € full price, 12 € reduced price (followed by "Méditation")

 

Weimar Cantatas • Bach

30 & 31 August • 8:30 PM • Thiré Church

Written at the ducal court in Weimar, these Bach cantatas mark a new stage in Paul Agnew’s exploration of the works of this legendary composer.

Musical direction and tenor: Paul Agnew

Tickets: 20 € full price, 12 € reduced price (followed by "Méditation")

 

Méditations à l'aube de la nuit

25 August - 1st September (except for 28 August) • Thiré Church

After each evening concert, all are welcome to finish their long day at the festival in a moment of calm and contemplation at the village church in Thiré, where a short program of sacred music will be performed.
Tickets to the Méditations cannot be bought separately from the concert that precedes them.

 

AFTERNOONS IN THE GARDEN

25 August to 1st September (except for 28 August) • 3:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Tickets: 8 € full price, 5 € reduced price, free for the under 3

Promenades musicales • 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Every afternoon, singers and musicians present short concerts in different parts of the garden.

Family workshops • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Participative workshops for families, animated by artists from the Festival with links to the evening concerts.

Tours of the gardens & thematic lectures • 3:45 pm

Tours of the gardens in French or in English and thematic lectures given in one or two voices by enthusiasts of the gardens, garden specialists, art historians and authors.

 

Previous dates

Season 2017/2018

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Saturday, August 25 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Miroir d'eau des Jardins de William Christie

  • Saturday, August 25 2018, 8.30pm, L'Orfeo (Monteverdi)

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Sunday, August 26 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Church

  • Sunday, August 26 2018, 8.30pm, Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin)

Thiré / France
Miroir d'eau des Jardins de William Christie

  • Sunday, August 26 2018, 8.30pm, L'Orfeo (Monteverdi)

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Monday, August 27 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Church

  • Monday, August 27 2018, 8.30pm, Répons du Jeudi Saint (Gesualdo)

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Wednesday, August 29 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Church

  • Wednesday, August 29 2018, 8.30pm, Répons du Jeudi Saint (Gesualdo)

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Thursday, August 30 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Church

  • Thursday, August 30 2018, 8.30pm, Cantates de Weimar (Bach)

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Friday, August 31 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Church

  • Friday, August 31 2018, 8.30pm, Cantates de Weimar (Bach)

Thiré / France
Miroir d'eau des Jardins de William Christie

  • Friday, August 31 2018, 8.30pm, The Beggar's Opera

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Saturday, September 1 2018, 3.30pm, Après-midi au jardin

Thiré / France
Miroir d'eau des Jardins de William Christie

  • Saturday, September 1 2018, 8.30pm, Cantates de Weimar (Bach)

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