During the carnival 1670 Molière & Jean-Baptiste Lully presented a wonderful comedy-ballet to the Court. It was named “Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers”.
The plot so far: “Two brave & bold chevaliers Iphicrates & Timocles fight for love of a beautiful proud princess Eriphile, who is in love with an ordinary but glorious solder. Two lovers will have to pass plenty of obstacles to prove their feelings & to meet a wise Astrologist Anaxarque who will help their union to happen”.
The story exists as a comedy by Molière as well, nevertheless the ballet is far more sophisticated & elegant.
Here is a small musical piece to pass the romantic mood of the story.
Vive le Roy! 🙂