Lully - Persee 1770
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Cat No: ALPHA967
Format: CD + Book
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 24th March 2017
Le Concert Spirituel
Lovers of Lully’s opera will therefore meet their mythological hero again, now with a richer orchestration and more for the chorus and the ballet dancers to do. There were only two performances in 1770, but they were absolutely sumptuous: 95 choristers, 15 soloists, 80 dancers, 100 extras, 80 instrumentalists, five sets and 530 costumes.
You can now relive that historic event thanks to a recording conducted by the leading specialist in this repertory, Hervé Niquet, and a CD-book richly illustrated with engravings of the period and photos of the Opéra Royal and of manuscripts of the score.
Recorded at Versailles Palace in 2016, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
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