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Véronique Gens | soprano
Sandrine Piau | soprano

Le Concert de la Loge
Julien Chauvin | violin and direction 

A musical portrait of French comic opera by Véronique Gens and Sandrine Piau.

Véronique Gens, Sandrine Piau
Véronique Gens et Sandrine Piau © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Programme

RIVALES
Cherubini Démophon, overture
Gossec « Princesse, savez-vous », aria excerpt from Thésée
Sacchini « Barbare amour, tyran des cœurs », aria excerpt from Renaud
Loiseau de Persuis « O divinité tutélaire », aria excerpt from Fanny Morna
Edelmann « Mais Thésée est absent », aria excerpt from Ariane dans l’île de Naxos
J. C. Bach « Me infelice che intendo », aria excerpt from La Clemenza di Scipione
Gluck « Se mai senti », aria excerpt from La Clemenza di Tito
« Divinités du Styx »,
aria excerpt from Alceste
Haydn Symphony No. 82  (Finale vivace assai)
Cherubini « Un moment à l’autel », aria excerpt from Démophon
Grétry  « Cher objet de ma pensée », aria excerpt from Aucassin et Nicolette
Dalayrac « Ciel protecteur des malheureux », aria excerpt from Camille ou le souterrain

To read

Véronique Gens and Sandrine Piau, who were partners in the early days of the Baroque revival and ardent advocates of French music and rare repertoires, come together for a recital of sublime forgotten pages from the French Grand Siècle of the late 18th century.  The solo and duet arias, unearthed by the teams of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, are entrusted to the expert orchestra of Julien Chauvin at the head of the Concert de la Loge.  Rare or unpublished works by Grétry, Gluck, Monsigny, Gossec, Sacchini, Dalayrac, Edelmann... are brought back to life thanks to the talent and elegance of our two great women of French song.

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