RAMEAU, J.-P.: Indes galantes (Les) (Paris National Opera, 2003)

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- (Disc 1)
Les Indes galantes

Date of Production: 25-09-2003
Venue: Palais Garnier, Paris
Playing Time: 04:00:19
Catalogue Number: OA0923D
UPC: 0809478009238

Synopsis

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants propel this exuberant production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's second opera to great heights. Andrei Serban's extravagant, highly baroque staging presents the four exotic love stories in a fantastic operatic spectacle. In Le Turc genereux Osman sets free his captive, Emilie, whom he loves, so that she may be reunited with her former lover, Valere; Les Incas de Perou is all about the rivalry of the Inca Huascar and the Spaniard Don Carlos, both in pursuit of Princess Phani; Les Fleurs offers a Persian love intrigue, as the Sultana Fatima tries to detect whether her husband Tacmas has his eye on the lovely Atalide; and Les Sauvages takes us to North America, where a Spaniard and a Frenchman compete for the love of Zima, daughter of a native chief, who prefers one of her own people.

Bonus features:

- Swinging Rameau – A 50-minute documentary analysis featuring interviews with William Christie, Nicolas Rivenq, Blanca Li, Andrei Serban, Paul Agnew, Patricia Petibon
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