Rameau: Operas

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Rameau: Operas


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28th Feb 2011




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Rameau: Operas


Les Boréades

Barbara Bonney (Alphise), Paul Agnew, Laurent Naouri

Les Arts Florissants, La La La Human Steps, William Christie, Robert Carsen (stage director)

Castor et Pollux

Anna Maria Panzarella (Télaïre), Véronique Gens (Phébé), Finnur Bjarnason (Castor), Henk Neven (Pollux), Judith van Wanroij (Cléone/Une suivante d’Hébé/Une ombre heureuse), Nicolas Testé (Jupiter), Thomas Oliemans (Le Grand-Prêtre/Une autre voix), Anders J. Dahlin (Un Spartiate/Un athlète/ Mercure/Une voix)

Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Pierre Audi (stage director)

In Convertendo, grand motet

Les Indes Galantes

Valérie Gabail (L'Amour), Danielle de Niese (Hébé), Paul Agnew (Valère), Patricia Petibon, Nicolas Cavallier (Osman), Jaël Azzaretti (Phani), Anna Maria Panzarella (Emillie), Nathan Berg (Huascar), Patricia Petibon (Zima), Nicolas Rivenq (Adario), Christoph Strehl (Damon), Christophe Fel (Don Alvar)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Andrie Serban (stage director)

Les Paladins

(contains nudity)

Topi Lehtipuu (Atis), Stephanie d'Oustrac (Argie), Laurent Naouri (Orcan), Sandrine Piau (Nerine), René Schirrer (Anselme), François Piolino (Manto)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, José Montalvo (stage director)


Anders J Dahlin (Zoroastre), Evgueniy Alexiev (Abramane), Sine Bundgaard (Amélite), Anna Maria Panzarella (Erinice), Lars Arvidson (Zopire/La Vengeance), Marcus Schwartz (Narbanor), Gerard Théruel (Oromasès/Ariman), Ditte Andersen (Céphie)

The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus & Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (musical director), Pierre Audi (stage director)

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This collection of five operas, and a rarely performed grand motet, offers a glimpse into the magnificent output of one of the leading French composers of the Baroque era. Jean-Philippe Rameau is renowned for his use of melody, particularly in the operatic field and this 11-DVD set brings together some of the most lavish and splendid productions of his work, with some of the leading exponents of early music performance.

Running time 19 hours 5 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS except Les Boréades which is 5.1 Dolby Digital Menu languages EN


Les Boréades EN/DE/FR/ES / Castor Et Pollux EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NE

Il Convetendo EN/FR/DE/ES/IT / Les Indes Galantes EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

Les Paladins EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/ Zoroastre EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

Les Boréades

Castor et Pollux

Les Indes galantes

Les Paladins


The Observer

1st May 2011

“the Paris production by Robert Carsen of Rameau's astonishing last opera, Les Boréades, is brilliantly sumptuous if cold, while Pierre Audi's typically sharp and forceful Castor et Pollux from Amsterdam is eloquent. Andrie Serban's Les Indes galantes is a riot of fun, but pick of the bunch is José Montalvo's mingling of video, dance and animal fantasy in Les Paladins, one of the most deliciously clever stagings of recent times, with superbly lively music from Christie's forces.”

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