Marie Lys Herminie
Véronique Gens Armide
Gwendoline Blondeel L’Occasion, La Voix de Clorinde, un Démon
Cyrille Dubois Renaud
Nicholas Scott Adraste, Alcaste, un Vieux Berger
NN Vaffrin, un Guerrier
Victor Sicard Tancrède
David Witczak Le Sage Vieillard, Ismen, Tissapherne
Chœur de Chambre de Namur
Leonardo García Alarcón Conductor
Concert in french with no subtitles
Opera in a prologue and five acts on a libretto by Hilaire-Bernard Requeleyne after La Gerusalemme liberata by Tasso, first performed at Fontainebleau in 1704.
In 1712, in the Galerie des Cerfs of the Château de Fontainebleau, the king's music performed a new work: La Jérusalem Délivrée, an opera composed by one of the most distinguished personalities of the kingdom, after the king himself: the Duc Philippe d'Orléans (future Regent of France). An informed musician, a pupil of Charpentier and Campra, he took Gervais as his music master from 1700 onwards: it was with his help that he composed three tragedies in music, including this Jerusalem, a "a continuation of Armide", in which we find two couples of knightly heroes Renaud and Armide, and Tancrède and Herminie, who had already inspired famous operas to Lully and Campra. A protector of the arts, Philippe d'Orléans also proved to be a true composer. Here, at last, is the rediscovery of his major work, under the watchful eye of Leonardo García Alarcón, conducting first-rate soloists and his virtuoso Cappella Mediterranea. The young tenor Marco Angioloni - who sings the role of Alexander - brings this opera back to life on CD and in concert with his Ensemble Il Groviglio, and a magnificent cast that would have delighted Handel!
Cappella Mediterranea is supported by the Ministry of Culture - DRAC Auvergne Rhône Alpes, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the City of Geneva, a Swiss family foundation, a Geneva private foundation, and by its Circle of Friends and its Circle of Entrepreneurs with Diot-Siaci, Chatillon Architects, Synapsys, Quinten and 400 Partners
Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet is the principal patron of Cappella Mediterranea.
The ensemble is a member of the Fevis (Federation of Specialised Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles) and the CNM (National Music Centre).
The Chamber Choir of Namur is supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (music and dance department), the National Lottery, the City and Province of Namur. It is supported by the Port Autonome de Namur.
With the support of the Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium and Inver Tax Shelter
Ce programme sera enregistré en CD pour le label Château de Versailles Spectacles
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DOGE CATEGORY: Best seats, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 45 min before the show) and unlimited champagne.
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