Richard Cœur de Lion by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry

With Label Château de Versailles Spectacles
DVD coproduction Château de Versailles Spectacles – Wahoo – Le Concert Spirituel - Mezzo
CD coproduction Château de Versailles Spectacles - Le Concert Spirituel

Recorded and filmed in October 2019, at the Royal Opera of Versailles.
DVD director Julien Condemine

Release the 25th of September 2020 for Château de Versailles Spectacles
Global release the 23rd of October 2020

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An imprisoned King, his knights singing loyalty to him with a famous air "O Richard, O my King" sung in the Royal Opera House by the Bodyguards of Louis XVI in 1789... This is Richard Cœur de Lion by Grétry! 

Rémy Mathieu (DVD) 
Enguerrand Hys (CD)
Reinoud Van Mechelen
Melody Louledjian
Marie Perbost
Geoffroy Buffière
Virginie Lefèvre
François Pardailhé
Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin
Cécile Achille
Agathe Boudet
Charles Barbier
François Joron

Le Concert Spirituel, choir and orchestra 
Hervé Niquet, conductor

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of our theatre, we are pleased to present the return of Grétry's most celebrated Richard Cœur de Lion (Richard the Lionheart) (1784), which during a century was the most famous 18th century French Opéra-comique in Europe. Hervé Niquet and Marshall Pynkoski place the action back under the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Grétry, the Queen's most beloved composer, was a familiar face at the Royal Opera. His Richard is the culmination of a career: here we have an opportunity to put him back into the great History of Versailles, with the first complete production at the Royal Opera of Versailles since... 1789!

Richard Cœur de Lion de Grétry DVD