Opera Lyrica presents a concert of Lully, Purcell and Blow to demonstrate the influence of Louis XIV in Europe in general, and England in particular. Featuring up-and-coming musical talent, the programme will aim to show the impact that the reign of the Sun King had on music in 17th-century France, and how that in turn changed the way contemporaneous English composers approached their own compositions.
The concert is to accompany a conference taking place on the same date, hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum, entitled Lambrequins and Luxury: Ornament in the time of Louis XIV and beyond. Marking the tercentenary of the close of Louis XIV’s reign this one-day conference will explore the tenets, impact and dissemination of the Louis XIV style in Britain and Europe. Papers given by a range of international speakers will examine the work of key designers, ornamentalists and craftsmen who contributed to this style including Charles Le Brun, André-Charles Boulle and Daniel Marot.
Opera Lyrica Baroque quartet
Opera Lyrica Singers
Benjamin Goodson conductor