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Judith Van Wanroij, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro; Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques
Outstanding among the stylish cast are Judith Van Wanroij as the eponymous heroine, her delivery pliant and lucid, her satin tones persuasively seductive…Rousset draws alert and vital playing... — More…
Antonio Figueroa, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Marc Mauillon, Douglas Williams, Cyril Auvity, Etienne Bazola, Marie-Adeline Henry, Judith van Wanroij, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro & Marie-Claude He
Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
It is no accident that the most-recorded sections of Armide are the anti-heroine’s monologues. In Christophe Rousset’s exquisitely produced live recording, these are delivered with appropriate... — More…
Véronique Gens (soprano)
Ensemble les Talens Lyrique, Christophe Rousset
Cyril Auvity (Bellérophon), Céline Scheen (Philonoé), Ingrid Perruche (Sténobeé), Jennifer Borghi (Argie/Pallas), Evgeniy Alexiev (Pan/Jobate-Le Roy), Jean Teitgen (Apollon/Amisodar) & Robert Getchell (Bacchis/La Pythie)
Chamber Choir of Namur & Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset...
this is a handsomely shaped performance with alert choral singing and expressive orchestral playing. In the title role, Cyril Auvity is convincingly heroic but also capable of fragility when... — More…
Cyril Auvity, Judith Van Wanroij, Ingrid Perruche, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Benoît Arnould, Bénédicte Tauran, Hasnaa Bennani, Pierrick Boisseau, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Caroline Weynants & Virginie Thomas
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
The triumph here is provided by the soloists making the most of their opportunities. Cyril Auvity, magnificent in the title role, provides a range of timbre, both heroic and soft-grained, with... — More…
Howard Crook, Laura Pudwell, Ellen Hargis & Harry van der Kamp
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs
This studio recording follows staged performances at the Boston Early Music Festival and is well presented in every aspect… The whole is driven with taste, style and sure dramatic sense by the... — More…
Carolyn Sampson, Karina Gauvin, Aaron Sheehan, Colin Balzer, Amanda Forsythe, Mireille Lebel, Yulia Van Doren, Olivier Laquerre, Jason McStoots, Matthew Shaw, Aaron Engebreth, Ricard Bordas, Teresa Wakim & José Lemos
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O’Dette &...
It's a slight story but the opera contains dramatic dialogues of typical realism and emotional power. Carolyn Sampson, charming of voice and intelligent with detail as ever, is Psyché, and Karina... — More…