Airs pour le Roi Soleil

Airs pour le Roi Soleil

Airs and instrumental music written during the lifetime of Louis le Grand: The Sun King


Musica Antica Rotherhithe present an intimate programme of songs and instrumental works written during the lifetime of Louis XIV, from the Italian Cantatas popularised in the years following the first opera productions brought to France to the rarely heard airs of Michel Lambert and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

As ever, a bar selling home-infused gins, wine and beer will be open from 7pm.


Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687)

Atys : Act I i - iv

Luigi Rossi (1597 - 1653)

Fanciulla son io

La bella piu bella

Marc'Antonine Charpentier (1643-1704

Sans frayeur dans ce bois

Michel Lambert (1610 - 1696)

Vos mépris chaque jour

Sans murmurer


Francesco Cavalli (1602 - 1676)

Ercole amante : Act I Scene I-II

Luigi Rossi

L'Orfeo : La Morte d'Euridice

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Entree des Italiennes

Marc'Antonine Charpentier

Amor Vince Ogni Cosa : Amanti, godete

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

Jessica Eucker soprano

Camilla Seale soprano

Tristram Cooke countertenor

Joachim Sabbat bass

ilana Cravitz violin

Rebecca Köhler Baratto violin

Harry Buckoke viola da gamba

Peter Martin theorbo

Oliver Doyle harpsichord

About Musica Antica Rotherhithe

Founded by Soprano Jessica Eucker and Harpsichordist Oliver Doyle in 2016, Musica Antica Rotherhithe brings varied programmes of Early Music to SE16. Since then, it has grown to involve a permanent ensemble of five professional singers and continuo, with associated artists joining to perform its hallmark repertoire of 17th Century Venetian opera, as well as music of the late Middle Ages, Renaissance and early 18th Century.

Aiming to make Early Music accessible and exciting while programming some of the most rarely heard works of the Early Modern period, each concert forms a carefully-constructed drama, with tickets rarely costing more than £10, and editions of the music (often only available in manuscript form) made readily available for free.

More information on our work, upcoming events, and contact can be found on our website:

3 Bryan Road, London, SE16 5HF, United Kingdom