L'Invitation au Voyage
This evening of music features the brilliant French soprano Emmanuelle de Negri. Our chamber program features music by Sébastien Le Camus, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Clérambault, Duparc, Fauré and Debussy, evoking the mythical island of Cythère made famous by the painter Watteau in the early 18th century and reflected upon by the poetry of Baudelaire (L'Invitation au Voyage) and his musical contemporaries in the late 19th century. Presented in collaboration with La Maison Française of the Embassy of France.
The Washington Post, "Opera Lafayette’s passionate ‘Invitation’," Cecelia Porter, October 31, 2012 | Read Full Review