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•Swinging Rameau – A 50-minute documentary analysis featuring interviews with William Christie, Nicolas Rivenq, Blanca Li, Andrei Serban, Paul Agnew, Patricia Petibon
•On-screen biographies - William Christie & Les Arts Florissants
•Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 244 MINS
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
“The production, designs and choreography are an absolute joy. The singers include Paul Agnew as Valère, whose lively 'Hâtez-vous de vous embarquer' bears a startling resemblance to 'Scacciata dal suo nido' from Handel's Rodelinda of 10 years earlier. Nathan Berg rages eloquently as the villainous Huascar in 'Les Incas'. Most magnificent is the dance of the pipe of peace: led by Patricia Petibon and Nicolas Rivenq, and joined after the curtain calls by the whole company, it is foot-tappingly memorable.”
“[Rameau's] inspiration is at white heat throughout, with William Christie and a large and stylish team of singers and players revelling in each number, often deliberately over-acting in the more melodramatic moments of this fantastic drama...The final curtain brings an exuberant encore after the credits, with Christie hilariously joining in the dance.”
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