19. AUGUST – 09. SEPTEMBER 2023




William Christie (© Jean Felix Fayolle) und Mourad Merzouki (© Julie Cherki)

William Christie (© Jean Felix Fayolle) und Mourad Merzouki (© Julie Cherki)

Friday , 01.09.23 - 8:00 pm

Henry Purcell: »The Fairy Queen« (semi-staged)

For over 40 years, William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants have been one of the world's leading early music ensembles. Wanting to pass on his knowledge to the next generation, Christie founded Le Jardin des Voix in 2002. For this biennial academy, some of the most talented young baroque singers of their generation are selected to work on an opera. This year’s work is »The Fairy Queen«, Henry Purcell's loose adaptation of Shakespeare's »A Midsummer Night's Dream«. This new production will also be Les Arts Florissants' first collaboration with Mourad Merzouki. Born in 1973, the choreographer is famous around the word for his spectacular genre-defying productions combining hip-hop, contemporary dance, circus and acrobatics. For »The Fairy Queen«, he will stage the soloists of the Jardin des Voix with young dancers from New York's Juilliard School and dancers from his Compagnie Käfig in a choreography created especially for this production - an exciting encounter of baroque and hip-hop in the magical world of fairies, goblins and elves.

Les Arts Florissants
Solists of the »Jardin des Voix« 2023
Paulina Francisco
Giorgia Burashko mezzo-soprano
Rebecca Leggett mezzo-sopran
Juliette Mey mezzo-sopran
Ilja Aksionov tenor
Rodrigo Carreto tenor
Hugo Herman-Wilson baritone
Benjamin Schilperoort bass-baritone
Dancers from the Compagnie Käfig and the Juilliard School
Mourad Merzouki direction and choreography
William Christie and Paul Agnew conductors

Tickets: € 63 / 53 / 43 / 33 / 18 (reduction 20 %) 

supported by Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung