Les Indes Galantes

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

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  • Conductor
  • Soprano
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Bass-Baritone

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Les Indes galantes (concert version)

After witnessing a display of Louisiana Indian dances performed in Paris by the Metchigaema chiefs in 1723, French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau was inspired by what he witnessed to create an opéra-ballet entitled Les Indes galantes. A masterpiece of the Enlightenment, Les Indes galantes starts from the desire to encounter distant cultures (Turkish, Inca, Persian or Native American), from a fascinated European gaze. Rediscovered in the 20th century, the work was previously conducted by the maestro Leonardo García Alarcón, who now presents it in concert version.


João Cachulo Light design

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