Francois-Andre Danican Philidor - Les Femmes Vengees | Naxos - Opera 8660353

Francois-Andre Danican Philidor - Les Femmes Vengees

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Label: Naxos - Opera

Cat No: 8660353

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Claire Debono (soprano)
Pascale Beaudin (soprano)
Blandine Staskiewicz (mezzo-soprano)
Jeffrey Thompson (tenor)
Antonio Figueroa (tenor)
Alex Dobson (baritone)
Opera Lafayette

Conductor

Ryan Brown

Works

Philidor, Francois-Andre Danican

Les Femmes vengees

Artists

Claire Debono (soprano)
Pascale Beaudin (soprano)
Blandine Staskiewicz (mezzo-soprano)
Jeffrey Thompson (tenor)
Antonio Figueroa (tenor)
Alex Dobson (baritone)
Opera Lafayette

Conductor

Ryan Brown

About

The first performances of Les Femmes Vengées (The Avenged Women) in 1775 restored the fortunes of Francois-André Danican Philidor, which had been wavering since the great success of 'Tom Jones' a decade earlier. His opéra-comique, which foreshadows the plot of Mozart’s 'Così fan tutte' (Mozart had been in Paris during the first performances of Philidor’s work), offers delicious opportunities for mock-indignation and repartee in its arias and ensembles.

This recording presents the complete music. There are cuts in the spoken dialogue (the complete text with spoken dialogue is available on Naxos’ website). This is high-class opéra-comique, essentially lighthearted, in the last quarter of the eighteenth-century. Ryan Brown and his ensemble are world-leaders in the performance of Philidor’s music.

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