Rameau's Les Indes Galantes - Part IV

In 1725 a group of Native Americans performed for King Louis XV, and inspired Rameau's Les Indes Galantes. Opera Lafayette presents orchestral and choral selections from the entire opera as well as the complete finale in which Zima, an American Indian chief's daughter, must choose among three lovers: one French, one Spanish, and one Native American. Set in the forests of North America, the fourth part features an imagined peace celebration between a Native American Nation and French and Spanish colonists.

Reviews

"Opera Lafayette brings before us baroque works from France, always cast with exceptional singers." | Read Full Review
Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche, June 3, 2017

"It was a wonderfully concise program that revealed a great deal of diversity within a single piece of opera. It was a well performed and well directed night of music." | Read Full Review
Elle Marie Sullivan, Maryland Theatre Guide, June 4, 2017

Washington, DC:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University

New York City:
Friday, June 2, 2017
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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