La Rêveuse Ensemble: Chamber Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries
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Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
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“Under the direction of Benjamin Perrot, the members of La Rêveuse bring a Gallic elegance to their playing that serves the music beautifully.” —The Sunday Times of London
Jeffrey Thompson, countertenor
Florence Bolton, bass viol & viol
Bertrand Cuiller, virginal
Benjamin Perrot, theorbo & direction
Co-founded by Bejamin Perrot and Florence Bolton, La Rêveuse (the feminine form of “The Dreamer”) is a chamber music ensemble composed of soloists whose aim is to revive selected works of the 17th and 18th century — an age sparkling with artistic experimentation and invention. Eloquent in their mastery of color and richness of continuo, the musicians of La Rêveuse share with audiences not only the musical beauty — but also the rhetorical, spiritual and poetic force — of this répertoire.
La Rêveuse has attracted favorable critical attention with its concerts in France — including Les Concerts Parisiens, Folle Journée de Nantes (Brittany), Sable, Pontoise and the Festival Radio-France Montpellier —, and has also appeared abroad in England, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan and Cairo (Egypt). The group also regularly accompanies co-productions with Benjamin Lazar’s Théâtre de l’Incrédule.