Rameau: Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de L'Amour (DVD)

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$49.99
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2110393
Artist:
The New York Baroque Dance Company, Kalanidhi Dance, The Sean Curran Company, Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown

Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour was Rameau’s first exploration of the world of Egyptian mythology. Its libretto called for magic, gods and extraordinary natural effects to which he responded with one of his most comprehensively brilliant scores, blending a gallant and pastoral inspiration of extreme refinement with powerful vocal and orchestral writing. In his use of a fluid and continuous flow of music, in the theatrical deployment of choruses, and in the blurring of the distinction between recitatives and airs, Rameau entered a new and pioneering stage of development. The score heard in this performance is the authoritative version.

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Rameau: Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Égypte

Claire Debono (soprano), Ingrid Perruche (soprano), Jeffrey Thompson (tenor) & Francois Lis (bass)

The New York Baroque Dance Company, Kalanidhi Dance, The Sean Curran Company & Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown