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January 29, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The hot ticket in Paris this week is to the Opera Comique's sellout production of Jean Baptiste Lully's "Atys"--a baroque opera last performed there in 1753 and said to have been a favorite of Louis XIV, three centuries ago. A lyrical tragedy in the French operatic tradition resembling sung theater, "Atys" was long ignored by all but a few specialists and baroque music connoisseurs until the current production was launched by William Christie, a native of upstate New York. Critics have raved, including Jacques Lonchampt of Le Monde, which called the opera a "marvel" in a front-page review. "Atys," scheduled for just 12 performances, is booked solidly through the end of its Paris run on Feb. 6.

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