Pygmalion is a French choir and orchestra performing on period instruments. Founded in 2006 by Raphaël Pichon, it has made it its mission to explore the musical affinities that link Bach to Mendelssohn, Schütz to Brahms or Rameau to Gluck and Berlioz. Apart from striving to uncover new approaches to the great repertoire works, Pygmalion also creates novel programmes that aim to highlight interconnections between musical compositions and their genesis: Mozart & The Weber Sisters, Miranda with music by Purcell, Stravaganza d'Amore! about the birth of the operatic genre at the Medici court, the cycle Bach en 7 paroles or Libertà!, which traces the origins of Mozart's dramma giocoso. Pygmalion collaborates with such directors as Romeo Castellucci, Katie Mitchell, Aurélien Bory, Simon McBurney, Jetske Mijnssen, Pierre Audi and Michel Fau. In residence at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, the ensemble performs on the most prestigious French stages as well as at concert halls and festivals across Europe.