Zais, Act II: Prelude: Charmes de coeurs ambitieux… (Zais)
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Nais, Act III: Cessez de ravager la terre (Neptune)
Nais, Act III: Cessez de ravager la terre (Neptune)
Platee, Prologue: Ariette un peu legere: Charmant Bacchus (Thespis)
“The sureness of Rameau's operatic touch needs no advertising here - should doubt remain, the delightful orchestral depiction of daybreak which forms the backdrop to Neptune's musings in Naïs is proof enough on its own. Fouchécourt… once again he shows his judicious blend of stylistic awareness an dramatic flair. A revealing disc... with a delicious surprise ending.”
New York Times
“As portrayed here by the lyric tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, a diminutive and remarkable actor, Platée is an endearing diva. Yes, she looks ridiculous, with her froggy green skin and enormous webbed hands and feet … but like many divas, Platée believes herself beautiful. Mr. Fouchécourt carries on with such exaggerated grace and dignity, and sings with such lyrical elegance (except for the froglike questions of "Quoi?" that pepper Platée's conversation), that we believe she is beautiful, too.”
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