Les Talens Lyriques present an inspiring premiere recording of Lully’s Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus

In Le Maître a danser, a dance manual which was published in Paris in 1725, Pierre Rameau wrote of the saltatory prowess of the French King, Louis XIV (1643-1715) and…

Mozart’s Betulia Liberata: Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques

Metastasio must have topped the charts in Padua in the early 1770s.  Performances of settings of his libretto Betulia Liberata seem to have abounded, with the Bohemian Josef Mysliveček’s account,…

Lully’s Phaeton at the Barbican, London

Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Phaeton is rarely heard live in Britain, so this performance with a superlative cast was a special occasion. It was part of the Barbican Hall’s continuing series of…