Lully: Thésée / O'dette, Stubbs, Crook, Van Der Kamp, Et Al
And the music, as it needed to be for the purpose, is glorious. So, for the most part, is the performance (recorded in Bremen, Germany, last September), which grew out of a staged production of the work at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2001.
This kind of repertory is chiefly the province of William Christie in Paris these days, but the festival's artistic directors, Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, lead an account worthy to stand beside Mr. Christie's. The work of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus is especially fine.
Howard Crook and Laura Pudwell head the cast attractively as Thésée and Medée. The other singers range from more than adequate to excellent."
James R. Oestreich, NEW YORK TIMES
Catalog Number: 777240-2
Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor: Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Early Music Festival Choir, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Performer: Aaron Engebreth, Aaron Sheehan, Amanda Forsythe, Ellen Hargis, Harry Van der Kamp, Howard Crook, Ilona Ziesemer-Schröder, Laura Pudwell, Marc Molomot, Marek Rzepka, Mireille Lebel, Moritz von Cube, Olivier Laquerre, Suzie LeBlanc, Teresa Wakim, Yulia Van Doren