CHARLES-HUBERT GERVAIS (1671-1744): Hypermnestre.
Catalogue Number: 11V016
Reference: GCD 924007
Description: Here’s a rare find from an almost unknown contemporary of Campra and Destouches: a tragédy lyrique from 1717 with three meaty roles and a generous helping of choral and instrumental music via a dazzling set of divertissements and festive set pieces full of dances (including a massive passacaille). 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Katherine Watson, Chantal Santon-Jeffery (sopranos), Mathias Vidal (tenor), Thomas Dolié (baritone), Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra; György Vashegyi.