Reinoud Van Mechelen's fully booked and exciting season is hitting another peak with the performance of the opera Céphale et Procris by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729). For the first time ever Reinoud and his ensemble, a nocte temporis, are thus presenting an opera in its entity, focusing for this opportunity on a great female composer. Reinoud will not only be conducting, but also singing the title-part of Céphale which was created by Lully’s favorite singer, the great Louis Gaulard Dumesny, at that time. Performances in concert version will take place in Brussels, Namur and Versailles.
Subsequently Reinoud will be performing at the Dresden Semperoper together with Philippe Herreweghe and the Dresden Staatskapelle (J. S. Bach’s B-minor-Mass) as well as at the Paris Philharmony with Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants (Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice).