Les Indes Galantes- Part IV

Jean-Philippe Rameau, composer
Louis Fuzelier, librettist

©Suzan Reed Graphics

©Suzan Reed Graphics

Sherezade Panthaki, Zima
Victor Sicard, Adario
Robert Getchell, Damon
TBA, Don Alvar

Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Gallery Voices, Rosa Lamoreaux, Artistic Director

Ryan Brown, conductor

Set in North America, this multinational love story finds Damon, a Frenchman, Don Alvar, a Spaniard, and Adario, an American Indian, vying for the hand of Zima, daughter of a chief. She chooses Adario, and all celebrate in “Forêts paisibles” (“Peaceful forests”), an idyllic depiction of diverse cultures living in harmony with nature and one another. This ballet héroïque was inspired by an 18th-century visit of American Indian chiefs to France, and the work was performed both as the last entrée of Les Indes Galantes and by itself. Opera Lafayette opens the program with a suite from other entrées of Les Indes Galantes. Together, the cast, Opera Lafayette Orchestra, and Gallery Voices, an acclaimed chamber vocal ensemble, highlight the incomparably rich music of this most famously gifted of French composers. 

Washington, DC

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Single Tickets: $115-$25

Lisner Auditorium at
George Washington University
730 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052


New York, NY

Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Single Tickets: $125-$25

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028