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Verity Sharp presents a performance of Rameau's five-act lyric tragedy Les Boreades given at the Grand Theatre de Provence at the 2014 Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Verity Sharp with our opera matinee: Rameau's lyric tragedy in five acts Les Boréades, commemorating the 250th anniversary of his death, performed by Marc Minkowski conducting Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble and the Aedes Ensemble at this year's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Based on the Greek legend of Abaris the Hyperborean, this opera, the composer's last lyric tragedy, features soprano Julie Fuchs as Alphise and tenor Samuel Boden as her lover Abaris.

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Les Boréades, lyric tragedy in five acts, with libretto by Louis de Cahusac

Recorded in July, 2014 at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, as part of the Aix-en-Provence Festival

Alphise ..... Julie Fuchs (soprano)
Abaris ..... Samuel Boden (tenor)
Semire, Amour, Polymnie ..... Chloe Briot (soprano)
Calisis ..... Manuel Nunez-Camelino (tenor)
Borilée ..... Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin (baritone)
Borée ..... Damien Pass, (bass-baritone)
Apollon, Adamas ..... Mathieu Gardon, (baritone)

Aedes Ensemble
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Marc Minkowski (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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