French Romantic Cantatas | Zig Zag Territoires ZZT337

French Romantic Cantatas

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Label: Zig Zag Territoires

Cat No: ZZT337

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 31st March 2014



Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano)
Opera Fuoco


David Stern


Boisselot, Xavier

Velleda (cantata)

Catel, Charles-Simon

» Overture

Cherubini, Luigi

» Ah! Nos peines seront communes
» Overture

Herold, Ferdinand

Ariane (cantata)


Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano)
Opera Fuoco


David Stern


This recording, produced by the Bru-Zane Foundation and released by ZZT, is an invitation to discovery: that of Romantic French cantatas by Cherubini, Hérold and Boisselot in the company of an exceptional guide, mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes, and with the attentive complicity of Opera Fuoco and its conductor, David Stern.

Composed between 1789 and 1836, these scores bear witness to a genre, the French Cantata, very much present during the Baroque era and restored to favour in the 19th century as a sort of alternative to the Italian stage, generally perceived in France as being overly exuberant.

So, discoveries combined with the pleasure of again finding the splendid voice – particularly well adapted to this repertoire – of Karine Deshayes.

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