August 3 – 3 p.m.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Sandra and Alain Bouchard Auditorium
Versailles, 1785. Marie-Antoinette is bored out of her mind. Her husband, King Louis XVI, would rather build door locks and play the bassoon rather than care about her. A mysterious foreign diplomat then arrives at court. Discreet, attractive, and a virtuoso harpist… the young queen soon falls head over heels in love with him. When Marie-Antoinette decides to organize a concert involving both her husband and her lover, things get a little bit more complicated than what she had in mind….
In this humorous performance featuring works by Mozart, Grétry, Méhul and Devienne, Marianne Lambert (soprano), Mathieu Lussier (bassoon) and Valérie Milot (harp) draw the audience into the frivolous but hypocritical atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Versailles. With some liberties, this comic trio revives melodies which made hearts beat and sparked rivalries.
Estimated duration: 75 minutes, including one intermission
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