L'Invitation au Voyage
A Chamber Music Program
Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano
Susan Manoff, piano
Ryan Brown, violin
With Members of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Opera Lafayette presents a chamber program featuring the extraordinary soprano Emmanuelle de Negri, with music by Sébastien le Camus, Elizabeth Jazquet de la Guerre, Clérambault, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. The selections evoke the mythical island of Cythère made famous in the 18th century by the painter Watteau and reflected upon by the poetry of Baudelaire (L'Invitation au Voyage) and his musical contemporaries in the late 19th century.
Performance Timing: Approximately 100 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
Sung in French with English translations in the Program.