Alexandra Coghlan

No one understood the ennui of lockdown better than Louis XIV and his courtiers

Alexandra Coghlan on why we need French baroque opera – and its extravagant sensations, diversions and distractions – more than ever

Delectable: Stéphanie d’Oustrac blazes as the vengeful goddess Cybèle in Lully’s Atys. Credit: Pierre Grosbois

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