Rameau: Zoroastre

Opus Arte: OABD7014D

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Rameau: Zoroastre

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OABD7014D

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st Sept 2008

Barcode:

0809478070146

Medium:

Blu-ray

Region:

all

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Rameau: Zoroastre

Recorded live at Drottningholms Slottsteater on the Drottningholm Island, Stockholm in July 2006.


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)

Bonus Documentary: 'Zoroastre: Discovering an opera' by Olivier Simonnet.

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
LENGTH: 227 Mins
SOUND: DOLBY TRUE HD 5.1 & 2.0 / DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
SUBTITLES: GB/F/D

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Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre’s unique 17th century Baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau. True to the form of the tragédie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour’s dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music.

The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

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BBC Music Magazine

July 2007

****

“Christophe Rousset and his forces deliver an excellently paced reading and much of the singing is perfectly judged. Pierre Audi's production, while it moves the cast around efficiently enough, is at times obscure in its use of gesture…”

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