Lully: Persee 1770 / Niquet, Vidal, Guilmette, Christoyannis, Watson, Le Concert Spirituel
Lovers of Lully’s opera will therefore meet their mythological hero again, now with a richer orchestration and more for the chorus and the ballet dancers to do. There were only two performances in 1770, but they were absolutely sumptuous: 95 choristers, 15 soloists, 80 dancers, 100 extras, 80 instrumentalists, five sets and 530 costumes.
You can now relive that historic event thanks to a recording conducted by the leading specialist in this repertory, Hervé Niquet, and a CD-book richly illustrated with engravings of the period and photos of the Opéra Royal and of manuscripts of the score.
Recorded at Versailles Palace in 2016, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
Catalog Number: Alpha967
Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor: Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel
Performer: Chantal Santon-Jeffrey, Cyrille Dubois, Hélène Guilmette, Jean Teitgen, Katherine Watson, Marie Kalinine, Marie Lenormand, Mathias Vidal, Tassis Christoyannis, Thomas Dolié, Zachary Wilder