Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
In 1670 Louis XIV and his court were much amused by the language and manners of a Turkish delegation, and subsequently the king asked Moliere and Lully to create 'something Turkish' for a performance at the Chateau de Chambord. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
was the result. This is an enchanting piece of entertainment which couples Moliere's wit with Lully's music and song.
Archive :: production:T0675851550, opera or operetta:S3939, venue:V974
Not for the easily offended, this Blackadder-style tale of the mishaps of a social climber in 17th century France is sure - to keep you laughing. With full supporting cast of flunkeys, singers, dancers and musicians - playing music adapted from Lully's original score, you're bound to get your money's worth. Good, not-so-clean fun to chase away the winter blues. (Not recommended for young children)