Molière en fête


Musical reading

Molière en fête

In 1669, Molière published an important poem in a luxurious way, which is today little known, despite the beauty of the verses considered as his most perfect. The celebration of the immense fresco painted by his friend Pierre Mignard on the dome of the church of Notre-Dame du Val-de-Grâce in Paris was an opportunity for the playwright to express his poetic art, but also to take a stand in the controversy surrounding Louis XIV's patronage of the arts at the time: instead of the sycophancy of courtly artists, the king had to prefer inspired artists whose works, by their sheer beauty, would earn him the admiration of the future.

December 9 2022 20:00

Rare and diverse works, chosen from the many collections composed at the time for this royal abbey, will take you back into the spirit of the times...

A reading with music by the students of the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, with the collaboration of the singing class of the Royal Conservatory of Liège, under the coordination of Thibaut Lenaerts (ensemble singing), Benoît Mernier (organ), Jacques Neefs (declamation) and Bernard Woltèche (early music).

Duration: 1h30

Église protestante de Bruxelles-Musée
Museum street 2 - 1000 Brussels

Free entrance, with reservation*
*Within the limits of available seats
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