Ensemble Settecento is pulling out all the stops and presents its first-ever operatic production! Chiefly remembered as a composer of church music, Marc-Antoine Charpentier was nevertheless a master in the composition of dramatic music. His tragÃ©die bibliqueÂ David et JonathasÂ beautifully and deftly applies a Biblical story, that of David and his ill-fated friendship with King Saul's son Jonathan, to the architecture of the five-act tragÃ©die en musique as perfected by none other than the incomparable Jean-BaptisteÂ Lully. Originally presented as an intermÃ¨de between the acts of a Latin-language spoken drama on the same story, Ensemble Settecento's singers will present this unique work in a semi-staged format, supported by the full, sumptuous sounds of the French baroque orchestra. A Texas premiere, Charpentier's "David et Jonathas" isn't to be missed!Â
An Informal Pre-Concert Talk is included in the admission price.Â Presented by the artistic director, Billy Traylor. Begins promptly 30 minutes before the concert (6:30pm) inside the performance space.
Tickets:Â $15 - General Admission, $10 - Seniors; $5 - College/Student ID (at the door only). School-age students enter free with any regular adult admission.Â Â Â Concert Program / Repertoire:Marc-Antoine Charpentier's tragÃ©die biblique "David et Jonathas"Sung in French with English supratitles.*please note that this concert is somewhat longer than our typical concerts*
Regular Adult Admission 15.00
Senior Adult Admission 10.00