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The Beggar's Opera © Patrick Berger
Edinburgh

Baroque meets jukebox musical in a wryly topical Beggar’s Opera at EIF

By , 16 August 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
Salzburg

Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

By , 12 August 2018
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Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) and Joélle Harvey (Cleopatra) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey leads terrific revival of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

By , 10 June 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Ariodante) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

By , 18 March 2018
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Ian Bostridge (Jephtha) and Katherine Watson (Iphis) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

“It must be so": Handel's Jephtha at the Palais Garnier

By , 13 January 2018
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William Christie conducts The OAE
London

Prom 23: An evening of angelic choruses

By , 01 August 2017
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Emőke Baráth (Hipermestra) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Graham Vick finds modern relevance in Cavalli's Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

By , 20 May 2017
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Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Medée) and Ivan Thirion (Oronte) © Toni Suter & Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

By , 22 January 2017
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William Christie © Denis Rouvre
London

Polished, but no cracker: Les Arts Florissants perform Handel’s Messiah

By , 19 December 2016
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William Christie © János Posztós | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The arts are blooming in William Christie’s Budapest Messiah

By , 17 December 2016
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Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 63: Bach's Mass in B minor as chamber music

By , 01 September 2016
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Orlando © Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

On love and the realms of woe: Jens-Daniel Herzog’s Orlando in Zurich

By , 13 May 2016
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Philippe Jaroussky © Simon Fowler
Amsterdam

A profoundly impressive Theodora from Les Arts Florissants in Amsterdam

By , 07 November 2015
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Sydney

Evergreen Arts Florissants and youthful Jardin des Voix deliver fine show in Sydney

By , 12 March 2015
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Reinoud Van Mechelen, William Christie and Les Arts Florissants © Chris Christodoulou
London

Authentic, stylish Rameau from William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

By , 29 July 2014
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Emmanuelle de Negri  ©  ’bdallah Lasri
Paris

A tribute to Handel's protector from William Christie in Paris

By , 19 November 2013
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©  Philippe Delval
Amsterdam

Le Jardin des Voix: blooming talent in the garden of Rameau at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw

By , 26 October 2013
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The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  ©  Richard Haughton
London

The OAE open their season with Handel, Rameau and William Christie

By , 30 September 2013
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William Christie  ©  Dennis Rouvre
New York City

William Christie's Jardin des Voix in full bloom at BAM

By , 19 April 2013
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©  Julia Cervantes
New York City

Les Arts Florissants bring a stunning David et Jonathas to BAM

By , 17 April 2013
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John Martin, Belshazzar's Feast
London

Handel's Belshazzar at the Barbican with Les Arts Florissants

By , 13 December 2012
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Il re pastore 2012: Eva Mei (Elisa), Rolando Villazón (Alessandro), Martina Janková (Aminta)  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Il rè pastore at the Salzburg Festival

By , 30 July 2012
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Les Arts Florissants  ©  Guy Vivien
Aix-en-Provence

All-Charpentier evening with Les Arts Florissants in Aix

By , 10 July 2012
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©  Pascal Victor
Aix-en-Provence

Charpentier's David et Jonathas in Aix-en-Provence

By , 06 July 2012
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William Christie  ©  Virgin Classics / Sylvie Mignot
New York City

William Christie conducts Yale musicians at Carnegie

By , 26 February 2012
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©  Pierre Grosbois
New York City

Atys, an opera fit for a king

By , 18 September 2011
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The Beggar's Opera © Patrick Berger
Geneva

Gueux d’hier et gueux d’aujourd’hui : The Beggar's Opera à Genève

By , 04 October 2018
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Oviedo

Hágase la luz, por voluntad de Christie: Les Arts Florissants en Oviedo

By , 13 May 2018
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© Patrick Burger
Paris

The Beggar's Opera : une production jubilatoire au Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

By , 25 April 2018
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© Juliette le Maoult
Paris

Flamboyant(e) Ariodante des Arts Florissants dirigés par William Christie à la Philharmonie

By , 10 March 2018
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Sarah Connolly (Ariodante) und Chen Reiss (Ginevra) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Ariodante: die Wiener Staatsoper auf der Pirsch mit Händel

By , 24 February 2018
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment © Eric Richmond
Essen

Bach goes Paris: Ein barockes Sommerfest mit dem OAE und William Christie

By , 24 June 2017
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El conjunto Les Arts Florissants y su director William Christie © Les Arts Florissants
Madrid

Del júbilo a la furia. El Mesías en el Auditorio Nacional

By , 21 December 2016
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William Christie © Denis Rouvre
Paris

Ce que Bach ne doit pas à Dieu : les Arts florissants s’aventurent gaiement en terres profanes

By , 27 September 2016
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William Christie und Les Arts Florissants © Gerd Mothes | Bachfest Leipzig
Leipzig

Sehr virtuos: Les Arts Florissants beschließen das Bachfest 2016

By , 19 June 2016
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Regula Mühlemann © Shirley Suarez Photography
Vienna

Nicht alles rosig im schönen Arkadien: Il re pastore im Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 11 March 2016
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Jonathan McGovern (Alamir / Damire / Borée), Rachel Redmond (Irène / Léontine /  Flore) © Patrice Nin
Toulouse

L’éloquence française d’André Campra, par William Christie et Robert Carsen

By , 23 February 2016
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Escena de Monsieur de Pourceaugnac © Brigitte Enguerand
Madrid

Molière y Lully en los Teatros del Canal

By , 22 January 2016
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Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, Molière/Lully, théâtre de Caen © Brigitte Enguerrand
Paris

Une comédie-ballet décevante : "Monsieur de Pourceaugnac"

By , 09 January 2016
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William Christie durante el concierto en el Auditorio Nacional © Rafa Martín
Madrid

Triunfa el amor en el Auditorio Nacional con William Christie y la ONE

By , 14 November 2015
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Theodora au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Theodora de Haendel : une œuvre d’une brûlante actualité…

By , 10 October 2015
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© Vincent Pontet
Paris

Les Fêtes vénitiennes : un divertissement irrésistible

By , 26 January 2015
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© Philippe Delval
Dijon

L’Opéra de Dijon fait danser Rameau

By , 14 November 2014
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