Going Rococo with Madame de Pompadour

Wednesday 1 March 2023 from 18:00 to 19:00

In preparation for our performance of Opéra-ballet: Rameau’s Io and de La Garde’s Léandre et Héro (coming to Washington, DC May 2 & 3, 2023 and NY on May 9, 2023), Opera Lafayette and guest scholars will be hosting a Salon Series for three weeks in March, on Wednesdays the 1st, 15th, and 29th at 6 PM EST.

On-line $10 per session or $26 for all three.

Going Rococo with Madame de Pompadour – With Guest Scholars: Melissa Hyde, Mark Ledbury, and Meredith Martin.
This session features a discussion about the Rococo as an eighteenth-century mode that encompassed the visual arts, material culture, fashion and music, providing context for Rameau’s Opéra-ballets, and include some discussion of the culture of the opera-comique, the ballet, and its generative qualities.