Opera Lafayette presents: La Muse de l'Opéra (Recital with Orchestra)
- Mon., Nov. 15, 2010, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- Approx. 90 minutes
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Opera Lafayette presents a recital with orchestra featuring the brilliant young Dutch soprano Judith van Wanroij. She sings La Muse de l'Opéra by Clérambault, a virtuoso miniature which calls forth in quick succession the many contrasting moods and natural phenomena of classic French lyric tragedy--fanfare, hunt, pastorale, tempest, birdsong, enchanted sleep, and the infernal. She and the Opera Lafayette then alternate several magnificent airs, including Télaïre's ‘Tristes apprêts' from Rameau's Castor et Pollux, with the composer's vivacious and imaginative dances from this and other operas.
Sung in French with English supertitles.
Performance Timing: Part One - 30 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 40 min.
- Ryan Brown, conductor and artistic director
- Judith van Wanroij, soprano
- Opera Lafayette Orchestra