Le Carnaval de Venise by André Campra

Coproduction Centre de musique baroque de Venise, Arsenal de Metz, Théâtre de Caen, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht

The re-creation of Le Carnaval de Venise is the fruit of a partnership between the CMBV and Le Concert Spirituel, within the framework of the Grandes Journées Campra in autumn 2010.
This recording was made possible thanks to the exceptional support of several partners loyal to the Concert Spirituel: the Fondation Bru, the Fondation BNP Paribas and the CMBV.

With Glossa
Distribution Harmonia Mundi

2 formats available: compact disc and book-disc

World Premiere

Release 6 September 2011

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Opera-ballet in one prologue and three acts, on a libretto by Jean-François Regnard, premiered at the Royal Academy of Music on February 28,1699.

Herve Niquet, conductor

Salomé Halle: Isabelle
Marina De Liso: Léonore
Sarah Tynan: Euridice
Blandine Staskiewicz: Minerve, la Fortune, un'ombra Fortuna
Andrew Foster-Williams: Rodolphe
Alain Buet: Léandre
Mathias Vidal: Un des arts, un Musiciens, un esclavon, un Masque, le Chef des Castellans, un Gondolier, Orfeo
Luigi De Donato: l'Ordonnateur, le Carnaval, Plutone

Le Concert Spirituel, choir and orchestra

Recorded in Paris (Salle Colonne) in January 2011 
Engineered by Manuel Mohino & Produced by Dominique Daigremont 
Score edited by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

In his famous Carnaval de Venise (1699), André Campra makes an astonishing synthesis of poetry between the styles of Lully, Lalande, Monteverdi and Cavalli, and even anticipates, in this picture of a legendary and dreamed of Venice, Handel and Rameau.

Based on an edition prepared by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel once again reveal a jewel of French operatic art, after Proserpine by Lully, Sémélé by Marais or Andromaque by Grétry.

To discover absolutely!