A French Baroque Story of Love in Music and Dance
6 August 2019
The final concert of the 20th Summer Festivities of Early Music will be an homage to French Baroque opera with its masterly amalgamation of music and dance. A Night for the King narrates a story of two lovers, performed by Katherine Watson and Reinoud Van Mechelen. The protagonists wander through fantastic lands whose inhabitants –represented by solo dancers Anna Chirescu and Artur Zakirov – gloss on the fate of the vocalists. Every bite of this delicious music is lovingly prepared by Collegium Marianum and its artistic director Jana Semerádová, every step is carefully designed by the famous choreographer Natalie van Parys.