Personalities | William Christie | Contemporary | Classical

b. 1944
American conductor

Christie moved to France in 1971, where he founded Les Arts Florissants, a flexible vocal and instrumental group, in 1979. With them he has staged and recorded many French works, including operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–87) and Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764). Their production of King Arthur by Henry Purcell (1659–95) was seen at Covent Garden in 1995.

Introduction | Contemporary | Classical
Personalities | (Sir) Colin Davis | Contemporary | Classical


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