The revival of French Baroque opera has been ongoing for decades. Now more than ever, it is easy to access this genre which has presented obstacles for English-speaking audiences. This week, Oliver unlocks the secrets to enjoying 17th century French opera (hint: it’s always about the story and the dancing); and introduces you to the theater music of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the composer dubbed as France’s first composer of opéra.
Learning to Love Lully
Playlist to include selections from the operas Atys, Amadis, and Armide.