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Long-lost art now takes centre stage

American-born conductor William Christie and Les Arts Florissants recreate early 18th century French opera-ballet

REVIVAL: Members of Les Arts Florissants performing the opera-ballet Les Fetes Venitiennes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

New York

POPULAR forms of entertainment can fade from view so thoroughly that they are almost never seen again. Masques. Commedia dell'arte. Decent Hollywood romantic comedy.

But some eventually return. When William Christie and Les Arts Florissants brought André Campra's 1710 Les...

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