Rebel/Francoeur - Zélindor, roi des Sylphes

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Rebel/Francoeur - Zélindor, roi des Sylphes



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28th Sept 2009




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Rebel/Francoeur - Zélindor, roi des Sylphes


Suite from ‘Le Trophée’

Rebel & Francoeur

Heidi Grant Murphy & Jean-Paul Fouchécourt

Rebel, F:

Zélindor, roi des Sylphes

(joint project composed with François Francoeur (1698-1787))

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Heidi Grant Murphy, William Sharp & Ah Young Hong

Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown



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First performed at Versailles in 1745, the opera ballet Zélindor is a delightful rococo pastorale which found favour with Louis XV’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour, no doubt because its story about a king who loves a commoner reflected her own situation.

Opera Lafayette’s 2007 revival was hailed as “brilliant” by The Washington Post, which praised the soloists, headed by Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, and chamber chorus who “sang with a gusto matched by the orchestra’s rhythmic pungency”.

This is the work’s world première recording with full orchestra and chorus.

“An oasis of French Baroque opera in the United States” Opera

“The evening’s strength, however, was the crisp, resilient playing of the period orchestra, bringing the lilting dance music to colorful life. Opera Lafayette has just recorded the work for release in 2009. Fans of early music should seek it out.” The New York Times, concert review

Francois Rebel: Zelindor, roi des Sylphes

Scene 1: Ouverture

Scene 1: Un souverain Genie adore une mortelle! (Zulim, Zelindor)

Scene 2: Pourquoi me refuser le plaisir de vous voir? (Zirphe) - Belle Zirphe, que ce qui peut vous plaire (Zelindor)

Scene 3: Prelude - Que vois-je? (Zirphe)

Scene 3: Air pour Les Nymphes

Scene 3: Il faut que tont seconde (Chorus)

Scene 3: Air: Sur vos pas, par quel charme admirable (A Nymph)

Scene 3: Passepied

Scene 3: C'en est assez; Ah! Paraissez enfin (Zirphe, Zelindor)

Scene 4: Prelude pour les Genies elementaires

Scene 4: Air pour les Gnomes et Ondins

Scene 4: Air pour les Sylphes et Salamandres

Scene 4: Que dans les airs vos chants harmonieux (Zelindor, Chorus)

Scene 4: Air gai

Scene 4: Menuet I: Quel amant sous vos lois s'engage! (A Sylphid) - Menuet II: Vos destins changent leur cours (Chorus, A Sylphid)

Scene 4: Bourrees I - II - Reprise de l'air gai

Francois Rebel: Le trophee Suite

I. Overture

II. Sarabande

III. Gavotte I - II

IV. Ariette: Ornez de fleurs vos tetes (La Muse)

V. Gavotte pour les Muses et les Plaisirs: Que de plaisirs enchanteurs (Le Genie)

VI. Viste - Prelude

VII. Air I - II

VIII. Fanfare

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