Katherine Watson – L’opera des operas (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Katherine Watson – L’opéra des opéras (2019)
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To celebrate 30 years of the Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet pays homage to the French musical patrimony of the 17th and 18th centuries, to whose exploration he remains passionately devoted. In close collaboration of Benoit Dratwicki and the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles – which has also feted its 30th anniversary in 2018 – together they have devised an intriguingly unconventional programme idea. Following the example of Louis XIV who in 1671 asked Lully to create a Ballet of ballets consisting of extracts from the thirty or so ballets that the composer had put on at court, they have conceived An Imaginary Opera, a veritable ‘Opera of Operas’: around thirty extracts, with well-known repertoire alongside rarities – some completely unknown and unpublished – have been put together to create a plot centred around three dramatic archetypes of the period: a princess in love, a witch queen – her rival – and a courageous prince. All the themes of French baroque opera are illustrated in turn, according to the rules of the genre: battle, tempest, sorcery, love duets, religious invocations, and sleep… The virtuoso arias, dazzling ballets and imposing ceremonial choruses are by Lully and Rameau, naturally – but also by Campra, Marais, Bertin de La Doué, Destouches, Stück, Gervais, Colin de Blamont, Rebel, Francœur, Montéclair, Leclair and Dauvergne… Brilliantly brought to life by the very finest of today’s baroque lyric artists, this recording was made at the Opéra Royal de Versailles. And to illustrate the CD of this festive pastiche of a princess, a prince and a witch, what more appropriate than the famous trio from the 1970s series Bewitched, the 254-episode legendary tv classic!

Tracklist:
1. Titon et l’Aurore, Op.7: Ouverture 03:37
2. Le jugement de Pâris: Air “Règne toujours…” 02:52
3. Les fêtes d’Hébé, RCT 41: Pantomime 00:57
4. Le carnaval du Parnasse: Air lent et gracieux 00:58
5. Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: “Espoir, unique bien…” 01:44
6. Achille et Déidamie: “Timbales et trompettes…” 02:07
7. Dardanus, RCT 35: Air “Hâtons-nous ; courons à la gloire…” 02:07
8. Achille et Déidamie: Duo “Volez, jeune héros, volez dans les combats…” 02:23
9. Les Fêtes d’Hébé, RCT 41: Air pour Mars et charge militaire 01:53
10. Les Amours de Tempé: Prélude 00:52
11. Hercule mourant: Air et chœur “Dieu, grand dieu, sois sensible…” 02:21
12. Énée et Lavinie: Le chœur “Quel bruit affreux se fait entendre…” 02:20
13. Les Fêtes de Polymnie, RCT 39: Récit “Ce son brillant annonce la victoire…” 00:38
14. Le Temple de la Gloire, RCT 59: Le chœur “Ô grandeur ! ô clémence…” 01:24
15. Les Fêtes d’Hébé, RCT 41: Air et chœur “Éclatante trompette, annoncez…” 04:29
16. Les Fêtes grecques et romaines: Duo “Aimons-nous…” 01:23
17. Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: “Je vous entends…” 00:56
18. Scanderberg: Récit et air “Tout est prêt…” 03:00
19. Scylla et Glaucus: Prélude 02:00
20. Médée, H.491: Air “Quel prix de mon amour…” 03:20
21. Médée, H.491: Air et chœur “Noires filles du Styx…” 02:15
22. Méléagre: Prélude 00:45
23. Scylla et Glaucus: Récit et chœur “Du flambeau de la nuit…” 00:52
24. Alcyone: Tempête 02:51
25. Dardanus, RCT 35: Air “Lieux funestes…” 03:29
26. Les Muses: Récit “Il n’est plus…” 02:19
27. Callirhoé: Entracte 01:33
28. Pyrame et Thisbé: Récit “Tout ce que j’adorais…” 01:19
29. Le Carnaval de Venise: Air “Mes yeux, fermez-vous à jamais…” 02:56
30. Jephté: Récit et chœur “Quels pleurs…” 00:40
31. Jephté: Prélude 00:35
32. Hypermnestre: Scène et duo “Je vous revois, princesse…” 04:30
33. Armide: Passacaille 08:29

Personnel:
Katherine Watson, soprano
Karine Deshayes, mezzosoprano
Reinoud van Mechelen, tenor
Le Concert Spirituel
Herve Niquet, conductor

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