Rameau: Les Indes Galantes

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Rameau: Les Indes Galantes

Label:

Alpha

Catalogue No:

ALPHA710

Discs:

1

Release date:

14th Aug 2015

Barcode:

3760014197109

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all

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Rameau: Les Indes Galantes


Amel Brahim-Djelloul (Hébé, Fatime, Phani), Benoît Arnould (Bellone, Alvar), Eugénie Warnier (Roxane), Olivera Topalovic (Amour, Zima), Judith Van Wanroij (Emilie, Atalide), Vittorio Prato (Osman), Anders Dahlin (Valère, Tacmas, Carlos, Damon), Nathan Berg (Huascar), Thomas Dolié (Adario)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (conductor) & Olivier Simonnet (director)

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Laura Scozzi: Staging & choregraphy

For the launch of its DVD collection, Alpha is joining forces with Christophe Rousset’s Les Talens Lyriques in Rameau’s opera-ballet Les Indes galantes, his most famous work, here performed in its 1750 ‘Toulouse’ version.

Particularly rich both on the musical level and in atmosphere, scrutinizing love ‘in far-off lands’ (Turkey, Peru, Persia and America), it responds to the infatuation with exoticism that tinged all the arts of the century. Rameau’s dance music is always quite suggestive, evocative of a movement or a pictorial atmosphere. As for the staging, Laura Scozzi brings her contemporary vision to these countries and travels.

Filmed at the Bordeaux National Opera, this production marked the Rameau celebrations in 2014 and was unanimously hailed by the international press:

"One of the glories of 18th-century music [...]. A cast [...] well nigh perfect." Tim Ashley, The Guardian

Subtitles: English

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