Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Costume, violon, décor des Surprises de l'Amour

Rameau 2014 Versailles
Let's continue our visit of the exhibition at the public library with more extraordinary stage costumes for Jean-Philippe Rameau's works...

Continuons notre visite de l'expo Rameau à la bibliothèque principale avec encore d'extraordinaires costumes de scène pour les œuvres de Jean-Philippe Rameau...
Rameau 2014 Versailles
Also exhibited is Princess Adélaïde's violin, made by Nicolò Gagliano. Princess Adélaïde was one of Louis XVth's daughters, you had seen her cabinet at the palace here.

Egalement exposé, le violon de Madame Adélaïde, fille de Louis XV, dont le facteur fut Nicolò Gagliano. Vous aviez vu le cabinet de Madame Adélaïde au château ici.
Nicolo Gagliano violon Madame Adélaïde
This little decor for Rameau's 'Surprises of Love' by Piero Bonifazio Algieri (d. 1764) is extraordinary, isn't it? Listen to the 'Surprises of Love" here!

Ce petit projet de décor de Piero Bonifazio Algieri (mort en 1764) pour les "Surprises de l'Amour" n'est-il pas extraordinaire ? Ecoutez les "Surprises de l'Amour" ici !
Rameau décor Versailles

21 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Those costumes are some real eye poppers!

RedPat said...

I especially like that 2nd costume! The music on the link is wonderful, Ciel.

William Kendall said...

That second costume is a real showstopper!

Randy said...

A little too fancy for me.

Revrunner said...

The costumes leave me. . . well, . . . speechless. :-)

Lowell said...

That costume in the 2nd shot - ah...very strange and wonderful and weird! Love the violin - what magnificent workmanship.

Bob Crowe said...

A three-stringed violin with no chin rest? That's a challenge.

I like the miniature representations of stage sets. I've hardly ever seen them outside of France.

Dave said...

Those costumes must have been heavy to wear all day. I love the detail involved in them, such skill.

cieldequimper said...

Bear in mind these are STAGE costumes, for opera singers or dancers!

llandudnopictures said...

The costumes are lavishly extravagant, must have been a real delight for the performers to wear!

Halcyon said...

Love the costumes! They are fabulous.

VP said...

I understand why you were so impressed with this exhibition. Everything is so unusual and interesting!

Thérèse said...

Le projet de decor est sublime!
Les costumes extraordinaires! Quel travail dans les coulisses. Et sur scene un defi d'evoluer et de chanter dans ces costumes.
Par contre l'effet doit etre unique. L'opera j'ecoute a la limite mais aller en voir un est au dessus de mes forces quoique je devrais faire un nouvel essai, avec l'age on change parait-il!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, I thought yesterday's costumes were amazing. These two are fantastic.

Stuart said...

I hesitate to go here, but in the States (where I am now), that 2nd photo would be called a gown for a Hooter's ball. Putting that silliness aside, you captured well these wonderful costumes.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Impressionnant et "importable" !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The costumes are extraordinary Ciel and merci beaucoup for the link.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm thinking I'd be a tad uncomfortable wearing such costumes but they are interesting to look at.

Birdman said...

What a wonderful show. Another great reason to visit your library.

Jack said...

These are all terrific and colorful, Ciel. Love 'em.

Yup. I like German wood things for Christmas. Pyramids (yup, I have candles and do light it), nutcracker soldiers and lichterbogen. But I also have French (Hartford) and Italian (Naples) creche figures.

Dina said...

Beautiful decoration on the violin.