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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…
Mathias Vidal, Hélène Guilmette, Katherine Watson, Tassis Christoyannis, Jean Teitgen, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Marie Lenormand, Cyrille Dubois, Marie Kalinine, Thomas Dolié, Zachary Wilder
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet
Hervé Niquet’s musical direction is admirably fluent. The orchestral playing and choral singing are magnificent throughout in a suitably resonant recording…Katherine Watson as Mérope stands out... — 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…
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Phaéton), Ingrid Perruche (Clymène), Isabelle Druet (Théone, Astrée), Gaëlle Arquez (Libye), Andrew Foster-Williams (Épaphus), Frédéric Caton (Mérops, Automne, Jupiter), Benoît Arnould (Protée, Saturne), Cyril Auvity (Triton, le Soleil)
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe...
Perruche's Clymène is exquisitely sung, showing a command of ornamentation and full of passion. In general, all of the solo roles are dlivered with dramatic conviction and a strong sense of style...Rousset's... — More…
André Morsch, Claire Lefilliâtre, Arnaud Marzorati, Jean-François Lombard, Isabelle Druet, Arnaud Richard, Camille Poul, David Ghilardi, Geoffroy Buffière, Romain Champion, Vincent Vantyghem, Luanda Siqueira, Eugénie Warnier, Anthony Lopapa, Jeroen Bredelwold, Élodie Fonnard & Hélène Richer
The production is a spectacularly successful realisation of the principles of early French opera. Apart from the ravishingly painted sliding sets and flying deities, the use of Baroque gesture,... — 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…
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…