Les fables de la Fontaine
FABLES set to music by Louis Nicolas Clérambault
Typical of the success of amateur musical practice under the Ancien Régime, the setting of Jean de La Fontaine’s fables by Clérambault – a major composer under Louis XV – animates a very popular animal society. A baroque and witty menagerie for young and older audiences alike.
Paul-Alexandre Dubois, bass-baritone and stage direction
Iakovos Pappas, harpsichord and costumes
Didier Boulais, masks
Gérard Vendrely, lightening