Love, Jupiter and the Underworld
Zefiro perform suites from Jean-Philippe Rameau's operas Hippolyte et Aricie, Castor et Pollux, and Platee, directed by Alfredo Bernardini.
Zefiro, directed by oboist Alfredo Bernardini, performs suites from Jean-Philippe Rameau's greatest operas. Love, the Underworld, Jupiter and immortality - add a step-mother, a genie or fraternal vying for a princess's affections, and you have all the ingredients for Rameau's 'new style' of opera. Zefiro open with Rameau's first, Hippolyte et Aricie, and end with his somewhat risky wedding gift to the Dauphin Louis, Platee, via his greatest work, the tragedy Castor et Pollux.