domenica 4 marzo 2012

Campra - Le Carnaval de Venise

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André Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise is an opéra-ballet, a form popular in 17th-century France, in which dance and song were equally important. First performed in 1699, it broke new ground by replacing mythological subjects, beloved of previous generations, with a contemporary narrative depicting the emotional games played by four lovers during a Venetian carnival. Dramatically, it still startles. Parts of it are set in a theatre, where a self-contained opera and ballet are performed within the work – like plays within a play. The music, though, is variable: Campra is more interested in the carnival – its sights, sounds and glamour – than in his none too engaging central characters. Conducted by Hervé Niquet, the performance is fine, with stylish choral singing and playing from Le Concert Sprituel. As the lovers, Andrew Foster-Williams and Marina De Liso have more fun as wicked Rodolphe and Léonore than Salomé Haller and mature-sounding Alain Buet as goody-goodies Isabelle and Léandre.

Salomé Haller, Marina de Liso, Andrew Foster-Williams, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Anders J. Dahlin, Sarah Tynan, Isabelle Druet, Luigi de Donato, Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet
original title: Campra - Le Carnaval de Venise: Niquet
collection: USA

"Hervé Niquet's performance with his Concert Spirituel, which seems to be the first ever on disc, has real buoyancy and expressive flexibility." The Guardian, (Sémélé)

"A fascinating release, operatic archaeology at its best."
Rodney Milnes, Opera, January 2011 (Andromaque)

"Hervé Niquet directs a superb ensemble performance in excellent recorded sound." BBC Music Magazine (Proserpine)
Gramophone Editor's Choice
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2 commenti:

  1. Another exquisite redording. Thank you for this enjoyable addition!


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