Theseus, Lully – Opera
William Christie, Thierry Paul Benizeau, Pierre-Henri Loÿs – Auditorium de Lyon

The first recreation of Theseus, an opera by Jean-Baptiste Lully, since 1675, date of its creation.

This performance was the culmination of a year's work by students from the major European music academies at the European Baroque Academy of Ambronay under the superb direction of William Christie.

In the press:

"The most luciferian baroque conductors, William Christie is unequaled in calling upon the spirits from hell. Beautifully filmed at the auditorium de Lyon in 1998, and adeptly organised with selected moments, this memorable version demonstrates William mastery and his wizardery for finding new talents."
Gilles Mascasar, Télérama, 12/19/2001

Ambronay European Baroque Academy
William Christie conductor

Movie directors : Thierry Paul Benizeau, Pierre-Henri Loÿs
Musical period : Baroque music
Music genres : Voice, Opera

Duration : 02 h 24 min
Location : Auditorium de Lyon (Lyon, France)
Production date : 1998
Production : © France 3 / Idéale Audience / Technisonor / Mezzo / Académie Baroque Européenne d'Ambronnay
Available version(s) : FR