Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) is the leading French contemporary of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, and his 30 lavish stage works composed for the Paris of Louis XV place him among the top three opera composers of the eighteenth century. This performance will be the very first chance in the UK to hear his Castor et Pollux in its original and revolutionary version of 1737 and there’s something for everyone to enjoy: rousing choruses, toe-tapping dances and some of Baroque music’s most beautiful arias.

Read more here: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/event/rameau-castor-et-pollux-1737
Date: 15 May 2022, 18:00 (Sunday, 4th week, Trinity 2022)
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Sheldonian Theatre Broad Street OX1 3AZ
Speaker: N/A
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Part of: TORCH: Humanities Cultural Programme
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://musicoxford.ticketsolve.com/shows/873632748?_ga=2.9965621.1278123797.1649767207-1131477068.1643369668
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark