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Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie / Christie, Connolly, Degout, Lyon, Lis, Karg [blu-ray]

Rameau / Lyon / Karg / Connolly
Release Date: 07/29/2014 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7150  
Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Katherine WatsonChristiane KargSarah ConnollyEd Lyon,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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In Glyndebourne's first-ever staging of a opera by Rameau, director Jonathan Kent presents a production which, in his own words, strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be. Rameau's inventive take on Racine's great tragedy Phèdre is brought to life by Paul Browns colourful and elegant designs and Ashley Pages playful choreography. Ed Lyon and Christiane Karg give captivating performances as the titular young lovers, while Sarah
Read more Connolly, making a welcome return to Glyndebourne, invests Phaedra with both grandeur and a desperately human vulnerability (The Independent). Leading exponent of early music William Christie sets an exhilarating pace, galvanising the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to playing of tremendous panache (The DailyTelegraph).

Jean-Philippe Rameau HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE (Blu-ray Disc Version)

Hippolytus - Ed Lyon
Aricia - Christiane Karg
Phaedra - Sarah Connolly
Theseus - Stéphane Degout
Pluto / Jupiter / Neptune - François Lis
Diana - Katherine Watson
Œnone - Julie Pasturaud
Arcas - Aimery Lèfevre
Tisiphone - Loïc Félix
Mercury - Samuel Boden
Cupid - Ana Quintans

Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie, conductor

Jonathan Kent, stage director
Paul Brown, set and costume designer
Mark Henderson, lighting designer

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes, June 2013

- An opera to surprise and delight
- Cast gallery

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: LPCM 2. 0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean
Running time: 186 mins (opera) + 15 mins (bonus)
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray)

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Works on This Recording

Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Katherine Watson (Soprano), Christiane Karg (Soprano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano),
Ed Lyon (Tenor), Stèphane Degout (Baritone), François Lis (Bass),
Julie Pasturaud (Mezzo Soprano), Aimery Lefevre (Baritone), Loïc Félix (Tenor)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; Paris, France 

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