“Le Triomphe de l’Amour/The Triumph of Love” is another sublime opera-ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully, staged for the first time at St. Germain en Laye, 21st January, 1681 on occasion of arriving to the Court Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire de Baviére, the Grand Dauphine’s wife. It had a great success & was performed many times. This ballet was a reason of a great agitation at the Court & many courtiers desired to dance in it. Another curiosity is the fact that “The Triumph of Love” was danced by Louis XIV’s children & young generation courtiers. Mademoiselle de Nantes, no matter her youth, was highly praised by M. de Benserade (librettist of Louis XIV’s Royal Ballets).
The plot is rather simple dedicated to joys of love, so I leave you with a small music extract & wonderful costumes, Esteemed Readers.
Vive le Roy! 🙂