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Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie DVD (Glyndebourne)

Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie DVD (Glyndebourne)

This production re-unites conductor William Christie and director Jonathan Kent, who gained great acclaim for Purcell’s Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne.
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In Glyndebourne’s first-ever staging of a opera by Rameau, director Jonathan Kent presents a production which, in his own words, ‘strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be’. Rameau’s inventive take on Racine’s great tragedy Phèdre is brought to life by Paul Brown’s colourful and elegant designs and Ashley Page’s playful choreography. Ed Lyon and Christiane Karg give captivating performances as the titular young lovers, while Sarah Connolly, making a welcome return to Glyndebourne, ‘invests Phaedra with both grandeur and a desperately human vulnerability’ (The Independent). Leading exponent of early music William Christie ‘sets an exhilarating pace, galvanising the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to playing of tremendous panache’ (The DailyTelegraph).

 

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Hippolytus: Ed Lyon 

Aricia: Christiane Karg

Phaedre: Sarah Connolly

Theseus: Stéphane Degout

 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Leader: Kati Debretzeni

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Chorus Master: Christopher Bucknall 

Conductor: William Christie

Director: Jonathan Kent

Designer: Paul Brown

Lighting: Mark Henderson

Choreography: Ashley Page

 

Glyndebourne Festival Opera,  June 2013

 

Bonus: An opera to surprise and delight / cast gallery

 

Picture: 16:9

Running Time: 186+15 mins

Sound: 2.0 LPCM / DTS 5.1 Surround

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO

Region code: All Regions

Year: 2013

Categories:

DVDs > Opera
DVDs > Opus Arte Titles

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