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    Ariane et Bacchus

    Marin Marais 

    Marin Marais is best known for his viola da gamba catalogue, but he also wrote for opera, including this exciting and rare Ariadne and Bacchus.

    Hervé Niquet
    Hervé Niquet © Julien Mignot

    Judith van Wanroij | Ariane
    Véronique Gens | Junon / La Nymphe de la Seine
    Mathias Vidal | Bacchus / Un Songe
    Hélène Carpentier | Terpsichore / Dircée / Un Songe
    Marie Perbost | La Gloire / Corcine
    Matthieu Lecroart | Géralde / Jupiter
    David Witczak | Adraste
    Tomislav Lavoie | Le Roi / Un Sacrificateur
    Philippe Estèphe | Pan / Le Deuxième matelot / Lycas / Phobétor / Phantase / Alecton
    Marine Lafdal-Franc | L'Amour / Elise / La Naxienne
    David Tricou | Un Plaisir / Un Suivant du Roi / Le Premier matelot / Mercure

    Hervé Niquet | direction
    Orchestre et Chœur Le Concert Spirituel
    Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles | direction Fabien Armengaud

    Sung in French, surtitled in French and English

    Known as a performer and author of pieces for the viola da gamba, Marin Marais was also an opera musician and even a conductor for several years. He composed four operatic tragedies, one of which, Ariadne and Bacchus, has yet to be rediscovered. With a libretto rich in characters and contrasting situations, a dense and dramatic score, and colourful orchestration, this is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of the second half of the reign of Louis XIV, the revival of which is owed to the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

    COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Centre de musique baroque de Versailles / Concert Spirituel

    Ariane et Bacchus : sur les traces d’un chef-d’œuvre de Marin Marais

    Hervé Niquet présente l'inédit Ariane et Bacchus de Marin Marais. Des retrouvailles pour le chef d’orchestre, qui avait déjà recréé l’ultime tragédie de Marais, Sémélé

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