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Performer: William Christie

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LondonA Baroque Odyssey: 40 years of Les Arts Florissants

Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, Rameau, Lully
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie; Paul Agnew; Sandrine Piau; Lea Desandre; Christophe Dumaux

HamburgLes Arts Florissants, William Christie, Paul Agnew: 40th Anniversary

© Maxim Schulz
Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, Lully, Rameau
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie; Paul Agnew; Sandrine Piau; Lea Desandre; Christophe Dumaux

ParisPasticcioNew production

© Julien Benhamou
Durante, Hasse, Scarlatti, d'India, Stradella, Porpora, Handel, Purcell, Steffani, Mozart, Caldara, Rameau
William Christie; Robert Carsen; Lea Desandre; Jakub Józef Orliński; Rebecca Howell

ViennaLa finta giardiniera (konzertant)

Mozart: La finta giardiniera
William Christie; Theater an der Wien; Deborah Cachet; Mariasole Mainini; Moritz Kallenberg; Rory Carver

Baden-BadenWilliam Christie & Les Arts Florissants

Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, Lully, Rameau
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie; Sandrine Piau; Lea Desandre; Marcel Beekman; Marc Mauillon
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
****1
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Bringing out Haydn’s inventiveness in New York

William Christie, Sandrine Piau and Alex Rosen © Richard Termine, courtesy of Lincoln Center
The small, thirty-strong choir was the true star of the evening rendering Haydn’s contrapuntal mastery with tremendous conviction and marvelous cohesiveness.
****1
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Baroque meets jukebox musical: The Beggar’s Opera

The Beggar's Opera © Patrick Berger
A wry and topical new version of The Beggar’s Opera from Robert Carsen and Ian Burton from Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord is energetic, fun and amusing. Les Arts Florissants provide colourful Baroque accompaniment.
****1
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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey triumphs at Glyndebourne

Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) and Joélle Harvey (Cleopatra) © Bill Cooper
Interviewed at the time of this production's first outing, McVicar declared that “Entertainment is not a dirty word”. His Giulio Cesare remains a hugely entertaining opera production.
****1
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