Philidor: Les Femmes Vengees

Release Date: 9/11/2015
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8660353
Orchestra/Ensemble: Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The first performances of Les Femmes Vengées (The Avenged Women) in 1775 restored the fortunes of Francois-André Danican Philidor, which had been wavering since the great success of Tom Jones a decade earlier. His opéra-comique, which foreshadows the plot of Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Mozart had been in Paris during the first performances of Philidor’s work), offers delicious opportunities for mock-indignation and repartee in its arias and ensembles. This recording presents the complete music. Opera Lafayette and Ryan Brown’s recording of Philidor’s Sancho Pança [8.660274] was hailed as a ‘witty, authentic interpretation’ by the American Record Guide.
Works on This Recording
1. Les Femmes Vengées, opera by François-André Danican Ph
Performer: Jeffrey [Tenor] Thompson (Tenor), Antonio Figueroa (Tenor), Blandine Staskiewicz (Mezzo Soprano), Pascale Beaudin (Soprano), Alexander Dobson (Baritone), Claire Debono (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1775 ;
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