Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, André Campra, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Marc-Antoine Charpentier
John Butt conductor/harpsichord
Hubert Hazebroucq choreographer
Anna Dennis soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Les Corps Eloquents dance
The sights and sounds of Versailles – elegant 17th century dance meets the best of French Baroque music.
Recreating the sounds of Versailles, we’re blending elegant French dance from the court of Louis XIV with a greatest hits of French music from the era.
On the surface it’s a charming tale of young love. But hidden beneath the love-triangle plot lie subversive messages that Dan Brown would be proud of. What can it all mean? And will love prevail?Read More
As the first in our series of Bach Unwrapped concerts approaches, we chatted to soprano Anna Dennis about snakes, Schoenberg and silent films…Read More
Last Friday saw The Night Shift (our late-night informal concert series) take place for the very first time at Wilton’s Music Hall. The evening started off with music from Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee and guests – as you might glean from his name, he plays the flute and beatboxes at the same time – stunning. At 9 the OAE came onto the stage for a concert of music by Purcell and Handel, led by Matthew Truscott and featuring soprano Anna Dennis, and the evening was capped off with a DJ set from Nick Luscombe. Wilton’s was packed to the rafters with a very appreciative crowd, and the Orchestra sounded fantastic in the acoustic of Wilton’s. We hope to return!
Our resident Night Shift photographer Joe Plommer was there to capture the evening. Here is a selection, and the full set can be viewed on our Flickr page.Read More