FRANÇOIS REBEL (1701-1775) & FRANÇOIS FRANCUR (1698-1787): Zélindor, roi des Sylphes, Suite from Le Trophée.
Catalogue Number: 11L029
Description: Our second work by this composing duo at the court of Louis XV in a year (Pirame et Thisbé appeared last September) is shorter than its full-length predecessor, being a opéra ballet in rococo style with a pastoral setting and full of attractive instrumentation. Le Trophée was written to celebrate the French victory over the English in the 1745 battle of Fontenoy and was performed prior to Zélindor; 14 minutes of excerpts from it round out this 61-minute disc. French-English libretto. Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor), Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano), William Sharp (baritone), Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus; Ryan Brown.