RAMEAU, J.-P.: Boreades (Les) (Paris National Opera, 2003)


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- (Disc 1)
Les Boreades

Date of Production: April 2003
Venue: Palais Garnier, Paris
Playing Time: 03:46:09
Catalogue Number: OA0899D
UPC: 0809478000990


Director Robert Carsen and his creative team flood the stage with summer blossoms, drifts of autumn leaves, winter snows and thunderous spring storms. The cast of 140 are attired in elegant costumes inspired by late 1940s Dior. This mythical tale of a young queen, Alphise, determined to abdicate rather than contemplate an enforced marriage to a descendant of Boreas, is nothing less than highly-charged.

Ground-breaking modern dance ensemble La La La Human Steps, choreographed by ?douard Lock, perform dance divertissements in this strikingly beautiful staging.

Bonus feature:

The Triumph of Love – 60 minute documentary on the background of the production, including interviews with Robert Carsen, William Christie, Barbara Bonney, Paul Agnew and Laurent Naouri and other members of the cast.

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