"Nuits Persanes" is another window open onto this dreamed of, fantasised about and fascinating Orient, as seen through the eyes of classical composers such as Berlioz, Bizet, Ravel, Pedrell, Rabaud, Holmes, Saint-Saëns and many others.
Let's continue our exploration of the vast world of the Orient, which has inspired so many writers, painters and musicians. Against the backdrop of the Egyptian campaign and the conquest of Algeria, they painted an Orient straight out of the Thousand and One Nights: Turkish fountains and baths, scenes of hushed harems, captive and... offered women.
An inspiration tinged with orientalism, very much in vogue at the beginning of the 19th century, which left its mark on a large number of works.
Western composers also succumbed to the "call" of the Orient, composing melodies and operas in exotic colours, inspired by Victor Hugo's Orientales and texts by Théophile Gautier and Armand Renaud.
"Nuits persanes' explores this dream of the Orient through pieces for voice and instruments, arranged for flute, oud and violin, punctuated by a few poems from Armand Renaud's Nuits persanes, which stimulate our senses and our imagination by evoking the landscapes, smells and fantastical atmospheres of 19th-century Persia.
- Lyric art
- Classical music
Saturday 25 November 2023 at 8.00 pm
Sunday 26 November 2023 at 15:00
Wednesday 29 November 2023 at 19:00