JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687): Amadis.
Catalogue Number: 12I020
Reference: 442 8549
Description: Two hours and 55 minutes in length, packed with choruses - small choruses, large choruses, double choruses of knights, demons, captives, jailers, heroes, etc. - an orchestra equally changing in size (37 total instrumentalists in this live performance), and multiple colorful characters supporting the knight of the piece's title make up this medieval tragédie en musique which Lully presented in 1684. Reyne has done the usual textual comparison and editing to produce the cleanest version possible and, given that the performance recorded here occurred only four months before the disc's release is a credit to the label as well! 3 CDs. French-English libretto. Françoise Masset, Céline Ricci (sopranos), Guillemette Laurens (contralto), François-Nicolas Geslot (countertenor), Bertrand Chuberre (baritone), Florian Westphal (bass), La Simphonie du Marais; Hugo Reyne.