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Les Boréades : "tragédie en musique" en five acts : posthumous opera (1764)

Author: Jean-Philippe RameauBarbara BonneyPaul AgnewToby SpenceStéphane Degout; et al; All authors
Publisher: Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : French
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The mythical tale of a young queen, Alphise, determined to abdicate rather than contemplate an enforced marriage to a descendant of Boreas. Written in 1763, the opera was abandoned in rehearsal for reasons still unclear; Rameau died the following year and the work disappeared from public view for more than 200 years.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Opera
Musical
Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Barbara Bonney; Paul Agnew; Toby Spence; Stéphane Degout; Laurent Naouri; Nicolas Rivenq; Anna Maria Panzarella; Jaël Azzaretti; Louis de Cahusac; Robert Carsen; Thomas Grimm; William Christie; Arts florissants (Musical group); Opéra national de Paris.; et al
OCLC Number: 56393903
Language Note: Sung in French, interviews in English, with subtitles in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Notes: Extra feature: The triumph of love, containing interviews with Robert Carsen, William Christie, Barbara Bonney, Paul Agnew, and Laurent Nouri.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German, and libretto in French (25 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Credits: Choreography, Edouard Lock ; stage and costume design, Michael Levine ; lighting, Robert Carsen & Peter Van Praet.
Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Alphise) ; Paul Agnew (Abaris) ; Toby Spence (Calisis) ; Stéphane Degout (Borilée) ; Laurent Naouri (Borée) ; Nicolas Rivenq (Adamas, Appolon) ; Anna-Maria Panzarella (Sémire) ; Jaël Azzaretti (Une nymphe) ; supporting soloists ; with guest dance company: La La La Human Steps ; Les Arts florissants ; William Christie, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live in April 2003 at the Palais Garnier.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 218 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, all regions; Dolby digital, stereo., surround; 16:9 anamorphic; double layer discs.
Other Titles: Triumph of love.
Responsibility: [music], Jean Philippe Rameau ; libretto attributed to Louis de Cahusac ; stage direction, Robert Carsen ; directed for video by Thomas Grimm ; a production [of] Opéra National de Paris ... [et al.].

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The mythical tale of a young queen, Alphise, determined to abdicate rather than contemplate an enforced marriage to a descendant of Boreas. Written in 1763, the opera was abandoned in rehearsal for reasons still unclear; Rameau died the following year and the work disappeared from public view for more than 200 years.

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