22 Aug

Founded in 1982 by Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre offers a reinterpretation of a lyrical and symphonic repertoire that extends from the Baroque to the modern period using period instruments. For thirty years the Orchestra has forged its reputation with successful performances by Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Haydn, Mozart, Bach or Schubert, both in recording and in concert. The ensemble is much appreciated for its interpretation of 19th-century French music. He has organized projects focused on Berlioz, Bizet and Massenet.

His recent operatic successes include the production of Orpheus and Eurydice presented in Salzburg and in Grenoble, The Tales of Hoffmann , Offenbach, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris; at the Haus für Mozart in Salzburg they offered La Perricholi, also from Offenbach; Figaro's weddings at the Theater an der Wien and at the Opera of Versailles; Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni also presented in this venue ; Alcestes was represented in a staged version at the Opera Garnier in Paris, while Armida (Gluck) took her to the Staatsoper in Vienna; in that same enclosure the Alcina (Haendel) was presented. In 2012, for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Orchestra, they offered a Mozart Gala, as well as several functions of The Wandering Dutchman, by Wagner, at the Opera of Versailles, Grenoble, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Palau de la Música in Barcelona and the Theater an der Wien.

Les Musiciens du Louvre

Marc Minkowski, director

Ana Maria Labin, soprano 1
to be determined, soprano 2
Owen Willetts, tall
Valerio Contaldo, tenor
Norman Patzke, bass

Constance Malta-Bey, soprano 1
Léa Frouté, soprano 2
Sophie Garbisu, soprano
to determine, high
François Pardailhé, tenor
Lisandro Nesis, tenor
to determine, under
Sydney Fierro, bass

Georg Friedrich Haendel
• Ode to Santa Cecilia (Mozart version, Kv 592)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
• Great Mass in C minor K 427