Mezzo, Gaëlle Arquez
Baritone, Aimery Lefèvre
Les Talens Lyriques
Conduction, Christophe Rousset
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Roland (1685) | extracts
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Médée (1693) | extracts
André Campra (1660-1744)
Tancrède (1702) | extracts
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
Castor et Pollux (1737, 1st version) | extracts
Zoroastre (1756, 2nd version) | extracts
Oaths and treason, love and vengeance, reason and madness … Lyric Tragedy is nourished by exacerbated passions.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the great masters Lully, Charpentier, Campra and Rameau offered French music emblematic arias and duets, expressions of an intimately human confusion, borne by the great figures of mythology. The mezzo Gaëlle Arquez and the baritone Aimery Lefèvre take on the roles of these heroes of antiquity, whose singing, a sublime process, becomes a mirror of the deepest feelings of the soul.
Opening night of the festival «Europa Journées Culturelles France 2012». Cooperation European Central Bank / Banque de France