Le roi d'Ys
Le roi d’Ys
10/03/2008 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
A tale of passion, scorn and redemption.
A city faced with a watery annihilation.
And the King’s daughter behind it all.
Edouard Lalo’s grandest work, tells the tale of the mythical sunken city of Ys, a subject that has inspired writers, musicians, artists (and more recently, video programmers) for centuries. The masterpiece premiered in 1888 to great acclaim, and influenced French opera for a generation. Let this great work wash over you and discover Lalo’s account of the doomed city of Ys and its dramatic, watery fate.
Join Leon Botstein for a pre-concert talk 75 mintes prior to performance at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center