L’Olimpiade by Ensemble Matheus

Thu 4 July
Classical Music

Under the direction of conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the virtuosi musicians of the Ensemble Matheus revisit Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade to a libretto by poet Metastasio after Herodotus. The plot is set on the Elysium, near the Greek city of Olympia. King Clistene promises his daughter Aristea’s hand to the winner of the Olympic Games. Expect a formidable melodic outburst in which betrayed friendships and thwarted loves compete.

Soloists include :

Marlène Assayag, soprano

Cecelia Hall, soprano

Fernando Escalona, contralto



Antonio Vivaldi, excerpts of L’Olimpiade, RV 725

As part of Les Salons en Musique, a chamber music series supported by Aline Foriel-Destezet

Presented as part of a series of events organised ahead of the Paris Olympic Games 2024