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  • « The King’s Ballet »

    Les Elements
    By Ensemble Les Surprises
    At School of the Arts Concert Hall
    15 November 2019, 7.30 pm
    Conductor: Louis-Noel Bestion de Camboulas

    PROGRAMME PART OF

    The Elements and Chaos are themes that strongly influenced opera composers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thus in 1721, was created at the Palais des Tuileriesin Paris, Les Elements, opera-ballet by Michel-Richard Delalande and Andre Cardinal Destouches, with the exceptional participation in the dance of the young king of France Louis XV, then eleven years old, and all the “young lords of the royal Court “.

    This opera-ballet was a great success and had a very strong influence throughout the whole century, since it will be replayed in Paris, Versailles, and Fontainebleau until 1781.

    Operas written for the court of the King were then performed in a smaller format as « opera de salon » or chamber operas throughout the country.

    Louis-Nicolas Bestion de Camboulas conductor of the Ensemble Les Surprises has re-created a salon version of Delalande and Destouches’ opera with a new sense of dramaturgy that illustrates closely Chaos, Air, Fire, Earth and Water.


  • Les Surprises

    Founded in 2010 by Juliette Guignard and Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, the Ensemble Les Surprises seeks to convey its passion for the music of the 17th and 18th centuries through varied and original programmes.

    In borrowing its name from the opéra-ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Surprises de l’Amour, the group has placed its destiny under the lucky star of this composer, with the aim of exploring operatic music in all its shapes and forms!

    The work of the ensemble is anchored in a process of musicological and historical research. Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas wishes to highlight scores that have never been released since the 18th century, thanks to music libraries such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) or Bibliothèque de l’Opéra de Paris.

  • « The King’s Ballet »

    Les Elements
    By Ensemble Les Surprises
    At School of the Arts Concert Hall
    15 November 2019, 7.30 pm
    Conductor: Louis-Noel Bestion de Camboulas
    The Elements and Chaos are themes that strongly influenced opera composers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thus in 1721, was created at the Palais des Tuileriesin Paris, Les Elements, opera-ballet by Michel-Richard Delalande and Andre Cardinal Destouches, with the exceptional participation in the dance of the young king of France Louis XV, then eleven years old, and all the “young lords of the royal Court “.

    This opera-ballet was a great success and had a very strong influence throughout the whole century, since it will be replayed in Paris, Versailles, and Fontainebleau until 1781.

    Operas written for the court of the King were then performed in a smaller format as « opera de salon » or chamber operas throughout the country.

    Louis-Nicolas Bestion de Camboulas conductor of the Ensemble Les Surprises has re-created a salon version of Delalande and Destouches’ opera with a new sense of dramaturgy that illustrates closely Chaos, Air, Fire, Earth and Water.

    PROGRAMME PART OF

  • Les Surprises

    Founded in 2010 by Juliette Guignard and Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, the Ensemble Les Surprises seeks to convey its passion for the music of the 17th and 18th centuries through varied and original programmes.

    In borrowing its name from the opéra-ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Surprises de l’Amour, the group has placed its destiny under the lucky star of this composer, with the aim of exploring operatic music in all its shapes and forms!

    The work of the ensemble is anchored in a process of musicological and historical research. Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas wishes to highlight scores that have never been released since the 18th century, thanks to music libraries such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) or Bibliothèque de l’Opéra de Paris.