Philidor: Sancho Panca / Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette

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International chess virtuoso François-André Danican Philidor’s fortunes as a musician at the court of Versailles were transformed when he turned his attention to the new genre of opéra-comique. Sancho Pança, gouverneur dans l’isle de Barataria derives from Cervantes’s famous novel Don Quijote, covering Sancho Panza’s adventures as governor of a fictitious island on which a succession of characters plot to cure him of his delusions of grandeur. Opera Lafayette’s production of this comedy revue is a ‘sparkle of shining surfaces’. (Washington Post)

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: 8660274

  • UPC: 730099027472

  • Label: Naxos

  • Composer: André Danican Philidor

  • Conductor: Ryan Brown

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Opera Lafayette Orchestra

  • Performer: Andrew Sauvageau, Darren Perry, Elizabeth Calleo, Eric C. Black, Karim Sulayman, Meghan McCall, Tony Boutté