Louis XIV Tercentenary 1715-2015


A cycle of the most significant works by Court composers, from Lully to Lalande and Campra, from Charpentier to the musics for Saint-Cyr to celebrate the King of Arts in Versailles. Also the revival of the first Opera performed in Paris (Orfeo by Rossi in 1647) and the famous Royal Night Ballet (1653), where the young Louis XIV aged fifteen danced the role of The Sun for the first time.

On stage, a performance of Armide, Lully’s timeless masterpiece and testament and of Monsieur de Pourceaugnac directed by William Christie, while Leçons des Ténèbres, Requiem(s) and Te Deums will be played in the Chapelle Royale.