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Shortened concert performances of Charpentier's Medee and Rameau's Les Boreades. From sorcery and bloody revenge to mortal love triumphing over divine decree: William Christie, widely regarded as the world's finest interpreter of early French music, conducts abridged versions of two seldom-heard operatic masterpieces from the French Baroque. Charpentier's Medee is a spectacular retelling of a Greek legend of love, obsession and infanticide, recounting a love triangle involving the Argonaut hero Jason, who deserts the sorceress Medee for the Corinthian princess Creuse, and Medee's cruel and pitiless revenge. The intensely dramatic opera features some of the most sumptuous, richly harmonic music of the high French Baroque. Rameau's lively, vivid Les Boreades, also based on Greek myth, is a stirring story of a queen punished for refusing to marry a god in favour of the mortal man she loves, full of colourful, evocative music. Concert performance.

Music Charpentier (Medee). Music Rameau (Les Boreades). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor William Christie.

Rameau & Charpentier

Rameau & Charpentier (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1812450067. Details of all Rameau & Charpentier archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01417993062

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