Lyric tragedy in five acts with prologue to a libretto by Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, premiered at the at the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris in 1714.
Isabelle Druet Calypso
Antonin Rondepierre Télémaque
Emmanuelle de Negri Eucharis, Antiope
David Witczak Adraste
Hasnaa Bennani Love, Cléone, Priestess of Neptune, Nymph, Sailor
Adrien Fournaison Apollo, Idas
Marine Lafdal-Franc Minerva, High Priestess of Love
David Tricou Arcas One of the arts, One pleasure
Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles Conductor Fabien Armengaud
Margaux Blanchard and Sylvain Sartre Conductor
Concert in french without surtitles.
At the end of the world, on the mythical island of Ogyiga, as Neptune unleashes a storm, Calypso attempts to seduce and handsome young castaway named Telemachus. Will the son of Ulysses respond to the nymph’s dangerous charms? Will he resist the wrath of Adrasta?
After Semiramide, Les Ombres continue to explore the fascinating work of the musketeer musician André-Cardinal Destouches.
In Telemachus and Calypso, we discover Destouches’ unique dramatic effect and a constant focus on the “vivacity of flow” and natural declamation. The work also echoes his commitment to Louis XIV, then nearing the end of his life, with a great monumental chaconne with couplets and choruses of nearly four hundred bars, in tribute to the tradition passed down by Lully.
Co-production by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay and Ensemble Les Ombres as part of the cross-residency scheme set up by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
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