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40th anniversary evening of the Musiciens du Louvre: Handel / Gluck


  • Wednesday October 19th 2022
  • Royal Opera
  • 8pm | 3h with intermission
Homepage 40th anniversary evening of the Musiciens du Louvre: Handel / Gluck 2022


Caroline Jestaedt Soprano

Marie Perbost Soprano

Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-soprano

Marina Viotti Mezzo-soprano

Aude Extrémo Mezzo-soprano

Paul-Antoine Bénos-DjianCountertenor

Stanislas de Barbeyrac Tenor

Florian Sempey Baritone

Alexandre DuhamelBaritone

Laurent Naouri Bass-baritone

Gaëlle Arquez Mezzo-soprano

Chœur de chambre de Namur

Les Musiciens du Louvre

Marc Minkowski Conductor



Part I


Georg Friedrich Handel (1685–1759)

Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Act III)


Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)

Armide: “The more I observe these places”

“Come, come, relentless hatred” (Act III, scenes 3-5)


Georg Friedrich Handel

Amadigi: “Of an unfortunate lover… Tyrannical pain”


Concerto grosso op. 3 No. 1: First Movement


Ariodante: “Ungrateful Polinesso… Negligent”


The Resurrection: “I, trembling… O you of Erebus”

Concerto grosso op. 3 No. 2: Largo, Second Movement


Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenia in Tauris: “Heaven… Of dark forebodings”

“O unfortunate Iphigenia”

“Protective gods… The calm… Let us avenge nature”


Don Juan: Larghetto and Dance of the Spectres



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Part II

Homage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Georg Friedrich Handel

Saul: Funeral March


Esther: “Turn not, O Queen, Thy face away”


Coronation Anthem “Zadok the Priest”


Tamerlano: “Oh per me lieto… Si, figlia, io moro”


Concerto grosso op. 3 No. 2: Vivace, First Movement


Alcina: “Tornami a vagheggiar”

“Ora intendo… Ah! Mio cor”


Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenia in Aulis: “Diana pitiless”


Alceste: “Ah, despite myself”

“Divinities of the Styx”


Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits


Georg Friedrich Handel

Theodora: “To thee, thou glorious son of worth”


Samson: “O Loss of Sight… Total Eclipse”


Ariodante: “After Night”


Semele: “Happy shall we be”

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