Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l’hymen et de l’amour (or Les Dieux d’Egypte)

Coproduction : Centre de musique baroque de Versailles & Le Concert Spirituel
Score edited by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

With Glossa
Distribution Harmonia Mundi

2 formats available: compact disc and book-disc

World Premiere

Release 23 September 2014

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To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death, Le Concert Spirituel and le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles wanted to "go all out" and invited you to the world's recreation of Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour.

Hervé Niquet , conductor

Chantal Santon-Jeffery: Orthésie, Orie
Carolyn Sampson: L’Amour, Memphis, une première Egyptienne
Blandine Staskiewicz: L’Hymen, Une Egyptienne, une seconde Egyptienne, une Bergère Egyptienne
Jennifer Borghi: Mirrine
Mathias Vidal: Un plaisir, Agéris, Aruéris
Reinoud Van Mechelen: Un Berger égyptien, Osiris, un Egyptien
Tassis Christoyannis: Canope
Alain Buet: Le Grand-Prêtre, Un Egyptien

Le Concert Spirituel's Choir & Orchestra

Engineered and produced by Manuel Mohino
Recorded at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, 12, 13 & 14 February 2014.

Created in 1747 in Versailles, this lyrical word was composed for the marriage of Louis XV's son. Demanding an impressive choral and orchestral workforce, it contains one of the most extraordinary scenery: the overflowing of the Nile, with double chorus.