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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste ()

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Jean-Baptiste Lully's Alceste is loosely based on Euripides, but that's not really its point. It was pure Versailles spectacle, with airs, solos, declaimed recitatives, battle scenes, comic elements, and plenty of room for dancing for the entertainment of the Sun King, who is lavishly praised in a lengthy prologue. The forces involved make stagings of the opera rare, but you can have the next best thing with this recording from Christophe Rousset, his group Les Talens Lyriques, and a strong cast led by Judith van Wanroij in ...

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste
2018, Aparte

UPC: 3149028115222

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