JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687): Armide (1778 revision by Louis-Joseph Francœur [1738-1804] - World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 09W010
Description: This recording of the 1778 version of Armide, like the 1770 version of Lully’s Persée, profoundly modified in order to increase the role of the orchestra and tailor the vocal numbers to the singers of the day, was made at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and is the work’s world premiere, since none of its music was ever actually played at the time. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Véronique Gens, Chantal Santon Jeffery (sopranos), Reinoud van Mechelen (tenor), Tassis Christoyannis (baritone), Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet.