Category Archives: opera

Russian Ballets: La Bayadère

The ballet “La Bayadère” is another romantic ballet by Ludwig Minkus with choreography of Marius Petipa. It was presented by the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg on the 4th of February, 1887 & had an incredible success. “La Bayadère” is … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Nutcracker

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that “The Nutcracker” is one of the most famous Russian ballets in the world & you have heard of it or even watch it at least once. So I will only share some curious facts about … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Bourrée

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful vigorous composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully. The origin of the bourrée as a folk dance comes to the Medieval times & the region Auvergne. This is a very energetic performance & I recommend you to … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Ballet du Temps (1654)

“Le Ballet du Temps” (1654) is the first official Court work of the kind composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It was performed for the first time on 3rd December 1654 in the Louvre. Besides His Majesty, it was mostly danced by … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour

“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 … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis

“Amadis” is a music tragedy by Jean-Baptiste Lully based on a famous chivalric novel by Garci Rodrigez de Montalvo named “Amadis de Gaula”. It was staged for the first time in January 1684 . It was the first music tragedy … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche des mousquetaires 1658

Early music compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully are mostly connected with ballets & theatre performances; however some footprints of instrumental music yet can be discovered. The set of Marches 1658 composed for hautboys & tambours reveal us Lully-s unique music signature … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Past: Jean-Baptiste Lully

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Louis XIV’s first composer of the Court, the superintendent of the Royal music & a master of the French Baroque, was born in Florence, Toscana. He belonged to a simple family, so his youth until 14th years … Continue reading

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Eternamenta News

Esteemed Readers, I’m very glad to announce you that 2020 blogging will be dedicated to music. It will be a year of Baroque & Bossa Nova to honour both wonderful music epochs in the human history. I have already posted … Continue reading

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Mysterious Town Kitezh

Each nation has its magic, mysterious places described in folklore. Those are places of a spiritual force that mean a connection with ancestors thus with customs & traditions as well as a spiritual rebirth or the Garden of Eden on … Continue reading

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