Katherine Watson, Karine Deshayes, Reinoud van Mechelen, Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet L'opéra des opéras

L'opéra des opéras

Katherine Watson, Karine Deshayes, Reinoud van Mechelen, Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on January 4, 2019 by Alpha

Main artist: Katherine Watson

Genre: Classical > Opera

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Album : 1 disk - 33 tracks Total length : 01:13:54

  1. 1 Titon et l'Aurore, Op.7: Ouverture

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Katherine Watson, MainArtist - Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondoville, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  2. 2 Le jugement de Pâris: Air "Règne toujours..."

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, Lyricist - Toussaint Bertin de la Doué, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  3. 3 Les fêtes d'Hébé, RCT 41: Pantomime

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  4. 4 Le carnaval du Parnasse: Air lent et gracieux

    Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  5. 5 Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: "Espoir, unique bien..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  6. 6 Achille et Déidamie: "Timbales et trompettes..."

    André Campra, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Antoine Danchet, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  7. 7 Dardanus, RCT 35: Air "Hâtons-nous ; courons à la gloire..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Charles-Antoine Leclerc de La Bruere, Lyricist - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  8. 8 Achille et Déidamie: Duo "Volez, jeune héros, volez dans les combats..."

    André Campra, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Katherine Watson, MainArtist - Antoine Danchet, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  9. 9 Les Fêtes d'Hébé, RCT 41: Air pour Mars et charge militaire

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  10. 10 Les Amours de Tempé: Prélude

    Antoine Dauvergne, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  11. 11 Hercule mourant: Air et chœur "Dieu, grand dieu, sois sensible..."

    Antoine Dauvergne, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Jean-François Marmontel, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  12. 12 Énée et Lavinie: Le chœur "Quel bruit affreux se fait entendre..."

    Antoine Dauvergne, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  13. 13 Les Fêtes de Polymnie, RCT 39: Récit "Ce son brillant annonce la victoire..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Louis de Cahusac, Lyricist - Katherine Watson, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  14. 14 Le Temple de la Gloire, RCT 59: Le chœur "Ô grandeur ! ô clémence..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Voltaire, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  15. 15 Les Fêtes d'Hébé, RCT 41: Air et chœur "Éclatante trompette, annoncez..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Antoine-César Gautier de Montdorge, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  16. 16 Les Fêtes grecques et romaines: Duo "Aimons-nous..."

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Louis Fuzelier, Lyricist - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - François Colin de Blamont, Composer - Katherine Watson, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  17. 17 Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: "Je vous entends..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  18. 18 Scanderberg: Récit et air "Tout est prêt..."

    Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Francois Francoeur, Composer - Antoine Houdar De La Motte, Lyricist - François Rebel, Composer - Jean-Louis-Ignace de La Serre, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  19. 19 Scylla et Glaucus: Prélude

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  20. 20 Médée, H.491: Air "Quel prix de mon amour..."

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Thomas Corneille, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  21. 21 Médée, H.491: Air et chœur "Noires filles du Styx..."

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Thomas Corneille, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  22. 22 Méléagre: Prélude

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  23. 23 Scylla et Glaucus: Récit et chœur "Du flambeau de la nuit..."

    Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer - D'Albaret, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  24. 24 Alcyone: Tempête

    Marin Marais, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Antoine Houdar De La Motte, Lyricist - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  25. 25 Dardanus, RCT 35: Air "Lieux funestes..."

    Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Charles-Antoine Leclerc de La Bruere, Lyricist - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  26. 26 Les Muses: Récit "Il n'est plus..."

    André Campra, Composer - Karine Deshayes, MainArtist - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Antoine Danchet, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  27. 27 Callirhoé: Entracte

    Antoine Dauvergne, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Andre Cardinal Destouches, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  28. 28 Pyrame et Thisbé: Récit "Tout ce que j'adorais..."

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Francois Francoeur, Composer - François Rebel, Composer - Katherine Watson, MainArtist - Jean-Louis-Ignace de La Serre, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  29. 29 Le Carnaval de Venise: Air "Mes yeux, fermez-vous à jamais..."

    André Campra, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Jean-François Régnard, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  30. 30 Jephté: Récit et chœur "Quels pleurs..."

    Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  31. 31 Jephté: Prélude

    Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  32. 32 Hypermnestre: Scène et duo "Je vous revois, princesse..."

    Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Katherine Watson, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Joseph de Lafont, Lyricist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  33. 33 Armide: Passacaille

    Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Le Concert Spirituel, MainArtist - Herve Niquet, MainArtist - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Le Concert Spirituel & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

About

With an offbeat cover that looks a little like a 1950s Hollywood movie poster, Hervé Niquet and his Concert Spirituel are offering up a dive into the world of French 17th and 18th century opera, with works by Mondonville, Rameau, Campra, Dauvergne, Francoeur, Leclair, Lully, Charpentier, Marais and rediscovered works by figures with some very Ancien Régime names such as François Colin de Blamont or Toussaint Bertin de la Doué. But behind this procession of names is Hervé Niquet's impish humour: he has cobbled together an imaginary opera to mark 30 years of the Concert Spirituel.

He tells the story in his own, inimitable words: "Our story is very simple: a young lead, a courageous fop, loves a most beautiful princess. But an evil sorceress, jealous of this idyll, sets out to hurt our pair however she can. But my lord! Of course! That's exactly the story of an American show that I watched on Thursday afternoons when I was younger: Bewitched! I imagined a cover with a photo of our beloved trio and I showed it to our editor: everyone in the office burst out laughing. Katherine (Watson) alias Samantha, Karine (Deshayes) who plays Endora and Reinoud (van Mechelen) who becomes Darrin Stephens have all become used to my ways and they haven't taken umbrage at this comparison. See how simple the elements of opera are! And at the end of the day, this is the story of a thirty-year love affair with the Concert Spirituel. So: vive le pastiche, and vive Bewitched!

Recorded in October 2017 at the Opéra Royal de Versailles in collaboration with the Versailles Baroque Music Centre and the Concert Spirituel, this imaginary opera is very much in keeping with the rules of an era when pasticci abounded and scores weren't set in stone but evolved to match opportunities and singers' personalities. Happy birthday, then, to the Concert Spirituel! © François Hudry/Qobuz

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