Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky sings John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Oh My Love”, alongside French-American singer Rosemary Standley and Brazilian cellist Dom La Nena.
Soprano Sabine Devieilhe’s signature operatic role, Lakmé, forms the starting point for her enticing album Mirages. A collection of opera and song in French, its theme is the exotic allure of faraway – and imagined – places and people. In addition to three numbers from Delibes’ opera, it features music by Berlioz, Debussy and Stravinsky and some rarer names: Thomas, Messager, Koechlin and Delage. Devieilhe is joined by mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, pianist Alexandre Tharaud and the period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles under its founder, François-Xavier Roth.
Soprano Véronique Gens and Ensemble Les Surprises tackle orchestral arias and suites by Rameau, Campra, Lully, Rebel and Destouches. Lyrism, tragedy and virtuosity are at the rendezvous for this 39th edition of the festival dedicated to Baroque music.
Watch the program at CULTUREBOX: VIDEO. Rameau / Campra / Lully: Veronique People & Surprises at Ambronay 2018
Live from the Auditorium, Debussy’s Sea, so marvelous and mysterious, brings to light the elusive nature of air and water. Upstream the pianist Francesco Piemontesi, whom we will receive at intermission, mingles with softness and virtuosity to the Orchester national de France.
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