Visitors to Versailles
Our final program of the 2017-2018 season is a musical journey through the reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, featuring music from Lully’s Acis et Galatée to Grétry’s Richard, Cœur de Lion, inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682 – 1789), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566
A free pre-performance talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the North Atrium Foyer with Artistic Director Ryan Brown.
Following the intermission, Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, curator of The Met’s exhibition, will take the audience on a virtual tour, providing an artistic and historic context for the concert.
The DC program will last approximately one hour. The talk with Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide will last for approximately one half-hour and will take place fifteen minutes after the musical program.
Tickets to this event in New York City are sold exclusively through the Metropolitan Museum of Art and include same-day Museum admission.
A free pre-performance talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium with Artistic Director Ryan Brown, curator of The Met's exhibition Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, and Columbia University musicologist Julia Doe.
The New York program will last approximately one hour with no intermission.
- Ryan Brown, Conductor
- The Opera Lafayette Orchestra with Gallery Voices
- Rosa Lamoreaux, Soprano
- Anna Reinhold, Mezzo-Soprano
- Aaron Sheehan, Tenor
- Victor Sicard, Baritone
Additional Information and Resources
- Listing of the Program
- Letter from Artistic Director Ryan Brown
- Program Notes by Julia Doe
- Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789), the exhibition