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Lyrical Baroque Ensemble

Le Devin du village

J.J. Rousseau

What if Le Devin du Village by Rousseau has been waiting for you for two centuries at the Théâtre de la Reine in the Petit Trianon?

On September 19, 1780, Marie-Antoinette was on stage, in costume, performing with her Troupe des Seigneurs for an audience in an intimate setting. That evening she played the role of Colette, the heroine of this one-act opera composed in 1753 by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (yes, the philosopher!), perhaps the most famous work of its time.

This exceptional evening, a true fantasy of the Queen dreaming of being a shepherdess, is brought back to life under the direction of Sébastien d'Hérin in a costumed reconstruction, staged in original historical decor!

A bonus DVD of the entire show accompanies this recording.


Musical direction: Sébastien d'Hérin
With Caroline Mutel, Cyrille Dubois, Frédéric Caton