Les Surprises at Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci 2017
As part of the festival’s theme “Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Luft” (Earth, Fire, Water, Air), the ensemble is performing “Les Éléments,” a creation of André Cardinal Destouches and Michel Richard de Lalande.
Founded by Juliette Guignard and Louis-Noêl Bestion de Camboulas in 2010, Les Surprises ensemble transmits its passion for XVII and XVIII century music through a variety of original and creative programmes. The members of the ensemble studied at the foremost European conservatories and work under the direction of famous conductors, including Hervé Niquet, William Christie and Christophe Rousset.
Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
23 June 2017 – 20:00 | Orangery Palace Sanssouci | Potsdam, Germany
Opéra-ballet by André Cardinal Destouches (1672-1749) and Michel Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
Libretto by Pierre-Charles Roy
Performed in French with German subtitles
Maïlys de Villoutreys (soprano), Eugénie Lefebvre (soprano), Étienne Bazola (baritone), Les Surprises, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas (harpsichord & musical direction)
Find the complete festival programme here.
This concert is supported by Le Bureau Export’s Berlin office and the Institut français.
Photo © Les Surprises