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Mozart/Le Chevalier de Saint-George: Concertos for violin

Summary

Concerts
  • Wednesday December 6th 2023
  • Hercules Room
  • 8:30pm | 1h20 without intermission
Accueil Mozart/Le Chevalier de Saint-George: Concertos for violin 2023

Cast

  • Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal
  • Under the high patronage of Aline Foriel-Destezet
  • Théotime Langlois de Swarte Violin and conductor

Presentation

Mozart and Saint-George: two musical stars of classical Europe, two incredible stories in the time of Marie-Antoinette!

 

Mozart will be remembered for his fascination with the Court of France and his successes in Paris. Yet when it comes to Le Chevalier de Saint George, born in Guadeloupe 1745, all else remains to be discovered. A man of mixed race, born to a Black mother and White colonist father, a brilliant fencer destined for a military career who became Advisor to the King and Controller Ordinary of Wars, he quickly emerged as a virtuoso violinist and a key figure of Parisian life. Having joined the service of the Duke of Orléans, he gave private lessons to the Queen. Directing the greatest orchestras in the capital, his works were performed to considerable success, before siding with the Revolution as Colonel of the Legion of Americans! His music is as astonishing as his personality is extraordinary: here, Théotime Langlois de Swarte embarks on a discover of Saint George and compares him with Mozart. Prepare for a battle of the Titans!

 

Production Les Productions de l’Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles

Programme

Chevalier de Saint-George (1745-1799)

L’amant Anonyme :  acte II, scène 1

 

Antonio Lolli (1730-1802)

Concerto pour violon n°7 : II. Adagio cantabile

 

Chevalier de Saint-George 

Air italien « Nina non dir di no » – transcription

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Concerto pour violon n°3 en sol majeur, K. 216

 

Chevalier de Saint-George 

Concerto pour violon n°2 en do majeur

L’amant Anonyme :  extraits de ballets

Symphonie II en ré majeur

The Hercules Room of the Château de Versailles

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