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Dumesny, Lully’s countertenor

Thursday November 21st 2019
8.30 pm | 2h with intermission

Cast

A nocte temporis
Reinoud Van Mechelen Countertenor and musical director

Presentation

Reinoud Van Mechelen, one of the best tenors in his generation, pays tribute to the famous counter-tenor Louis Dumesnil, who created most of Lully’s operas.

He was a member of the Académie royale de musique from 1682 to 1699, Lully and his successors’, Campra, Destouches, Desmarest, Marias and Colasse , favourite composers. He founded the French counter-tenor school and remained a model all along the 18th century.


Coproduction Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, a nocte temporis, AMUZ
Corealisation Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles
Scores published by CMBV
This programme was recorded by Alpha Classics.

PROGRAMME

Dumesny, Lully’s countertenor

Arias of Lully operas: Isis, Persée, Armide, Amadis, Acis et Galatée, Achille et Polyxène

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Isis
Persée
Armide
Amadis
Acis et Galatée
Achille et Polyxène
Miserere

Pascal Colasse (1649-1709)
Achille et Polyxène
Thétis et Pélée
Énée et Lavinie

Marin Marais (1656-1728) et Louis de Lully (1664-1734)
Alcide

Henry Desmarets (1661-1741)
Didon
Théagène et Cariclée
Les Amours de Momus
Les Fêtes galantes
Circé

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Médée

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729)
Céphale et Procris

Charles-Hubert Gervais (1671-1744)
Méduse

André Cardinal Destouches (1672-1749)
Amadis de Grèce

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