[Le roi malgré lui] Photo by Cory Weaver
Photo by Cory Weaver

Le roi malgré lui

This week’s UPSTREAMING selection offers an exploration of French romanticism through the work of two composers—Emmanuel Chabrier and Hector Berlioz—who, while stylistically different, shared capacity for independent thought and innovation. The fully staged production of Chabrier’s Le roi malgré lui from the 2012 Bard SummerScape is complemented by Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette from the 2017 Bard Music Festival.