An original performance of an opera by Rameau with a Freemasonry theme clearly signposting Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Jodie Devos | Amélite
Véronique Gens | Erinice
Reinoud Van Mechelen | Zoroastre
Tassis Christoyannis | Abramane
Mathias Vidal | Abénis / Orosmade / A Fury
David Witczak | Zopire / Arimane / A Genius / Vengeance
Gwendoline Blondeel | Céphie / Cénide
Marine Lafdal-Franc | Zélise / A Fairy / A Fury
Alexis Kossenko | direction
Les Ambassadeurs~La Grande Ecurie
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Sung in French with French and english subtitles
At the start of this season, before Castor et Pollux in the spring of 2023, we can discover the original first version of Zoroastre by Rameau. Alexis Kossenko, who is passionate about this composer and musicology research more generally, pursues his work in 2020 on Achante et Céphise, a similarly unperformed work by Rameau, which he has recorded here as a coproduction with the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. Drawing on the editorial work carried out by the Société Jean-Philippe Rameau and the expertise of the CMBV, he will deliver a historically-informed work in terms of cast, arrangements, style of delivery and performance. Supporting him are some of the finest voices in this type of repertoire: Reinoud Van Mechelen, Mathias Vidal, Jodie Devos, Véronique Gens and Tassis Christoyannis, several of whom will feature in the production of Castor et Pollux next spring.
Partenariat Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV) | Centre d’Art Vocal et de musique ancienne de Namur (CAV&MA) | Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing | Les Ambassadeurs ~ La Grande Ecurie
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