I have learned the hard way
that gambling only leads
Consciuto ho già per prova
che giocando ogn’un si trova
alla fine in povertà.
O gods, do you not know any other happiness
Than eternal indifference?
Dieux ! ne connaissez-vous d’autre félicité, Qu’une éternelle indifférence
The supreme power of love
should never alarm you.
De l’Amour le pouvoir suprême
Ne doit jamais vour alarmer.
Come back to me, I was mistaken:
My heart is yours, take it!
Rends-toi, j'ai reconnu ma faute,
Reprends mon cœur!
Sunday March 27th, 3:00 PM
Bailey Hall, Cornell University
A Contemporary Mash-Up From An Unforgettable Year
It’s 1753 and the audiences at the Paris Opera are embroiled in passionate arguments over musical style. Who will prevail in this “Quarrel of the Buffoons”? The Queen’s arriviste Italians, with their vulgar but sparkling intermezzi? Or the King’s official French troupe with its mythological stories and expressive ballet? Could the upstart Opéra Comique convince the two factions to find harmony? Find out with
The Pleasures of the Quarrel, a mash-up of three memorable operas from this contentious operatic year!
Not To Be Missed!
Before the performance on March 27, join us for these additional free events.
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:30 to 1:15 PM
The Pleasures of The Quarrel
Join us for The Pleasures of the Quarrel, a one-day only, never-before-seen operatic event. The performance will last 90 minutes without intermission. Free admission, no tickets required. Audience members must adhere to Cornell’s COVID-19 regulations.
Titon et l’Aurore
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville
Prometheus defies the gods by stealing fire from the heavens and bringing humans to life. The god of Love arrives to ensure that the newly animated mortals will enjoy life’s pleasures.
Giovanni Maria Orlandini and Pietro Auletta
Baccocco and Serpilla are forever quarreling. He swears to her that he will never gamble again, but she refuses his excuses and demands a divorce—until she remembers the pleasures they once shared.
Lubin is not so sure that he wants to marry Margot after all; maybe his friend’s fiancée Fanchon, who has a sweeter temper, is more to his liking? Lucas and Lubin agree to swap, but the two women are not convinced, even though they pretend to go along. An entertaining ballet celebrates the surprise resolution to the conflict.