JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687): Cadmus et Herminone.
Catalogue Number: 02K018
Description: This very first example of the French genre of tragédie lyrique dates from 1673. This new video is important not only since it is the first recording of the opera but also because, staged as it is in a period theatre with authentic costumes, lighting (meaning candles magnified by mirrors) and stage machinery, one can get the full effect of Lully's highly theatrical music which needs (and demands) to be seen in a theatrical context. Seeing this production should make you understand Lully's importance all the more. English subtitles. André Morsch, Arnaud Marzorati (baritones), Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano), Orchestra, Chorus and Dancers of Poème Harmonique; Vincent Dumestre. NTSC - all regions. Dolby Digital 5.1. 123 min.