Jean-Baptiste Lully: Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers

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! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo


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6 Responses to Jean-Baptiste Lully: Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers

  1. fulvialuna1 says:

    Ma che delizia! Mi sarebbe piaciuto vedere il balletto.

  2. Beautiful, Maria. Thank you.

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