Le Ballet Royal de la Nuit (3CD+DVD)

Harmonia Mundi
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Ensemble Correspondances, Sebastien Dauce

Following an initial reconstruction on disc in 2015, the Ballet Royal de la Nuit enjoyed a triumphal modern premiere at the Théâtre de Caen in November 2017. That staged version, presented in this outstanding box set, at last includes the entire musical score (twenty-seven additional dances).

The meticulous reconstitution of Sébastien Daucé, the incomparable poetry of Francesca Lattuada, an oneiric universe featuring more than 120 costumes designed by Olivier Charpentier, all contribute to an incredible enchantment further enhanced by the exploits of virtuoso jugglers and circus artists.

In this ballet, a masterly achievement from every point of view, the spell remains unbroken from first note to last.