Recreation d’Armide de Lully, révision de Louis-Joseph Francœur (1778)
8 May 2019
Le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and le Concert Spirituel present the Armide de Lully, revised by Louis-Joseph Francoeur in 1778 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels on May 8, after two performances at the Théâtre des Champs -Élysées and the Arsenal de Metz the 1st and 3rd of April. Alternative version of the Gluck one (which caused scandal), not represented at the time, Armide of 1778, played in 2019, is not a recreation, but a real creation!
Published for the occasion by the CMBV, the autograph manuscript of the score reveals all its originality thanks to a flamboyant cast led by Véronique Gens, who sings for the occasion Armide for the first time.
Venue Place : Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) de Bruxelles
Hervé Niquet, direction musicale
Véronique Gens, Armide
Reinoud Van Mechelen, Renaud
Tassis Christoyannis, Hidraot, la Haine
Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Phénice, Lucinde
Katherine Watson, Sidonie, une Naïade, un Plaisir
Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Aronte, Artémidore, Ubalde
Zachary Wilder, le Chevalier danois
Choir and orchestra of the Concert Spirituel
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