na sklade / dostupné okamžite
Cyrille Dubois, David Witczak, Hervé Niquet, Judith Van Wanroij, Le Concert Spirituel, Thomas Dolié, Véronique Gens
Charpentier: Médée - trag0die en musique en un prologue et cinq actes
livret de Thomas Corneille (1625-1709)
Véronique Gens, Cyrille Dubois, Judith van Wanroij, Thomas Dolié, David Witczak
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet
Médée, a tragedy in a prologue and five acts on a libretto by Thomas Corneille, was Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s first and last collaboration with the Académie Royale de Musique. The work was premiered on 4 December 1693, when Charpentier was exactly fifty years old and at the height of his career. Louis XIV attended the performance, proving that it was an eagerly awaited event. Yet this sombre drama, which disconcerted the public, was withdrawn after just ten performances, and not heard again until 1976. A specialist in the French repertory and a close associate of the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, where he has followed all the advances in research and historically informed performance for thirty-five years, Hervé Niquet has endeavoured, in presenting this new Médée, scrupulously to apply all the scholarly findings available to us today.