Rameau: Castor et Pollux (first version, 1737) - concert performance
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Jean-Philippe Rameau's fourth opera, Castor et Pollux, is one of the composer's most successful efforts in the genre. The theme of the five-act work, which follows the traditions of tragédie en musique, comes from Greek mythology: the story of Jupiter's twin sons. The international cast of soloists performing the work in concert version with the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra is composed of singers who are enthusiastically received by Baroque music-loving audiences all over the world. Conductor György Vashegyi has done a great deal to promote Rameau in Hungary: he is the top Hungarian expert on and interpreter of the composer's works.
The production is a collaboration between Müpa Budapest, the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and the Haydneum - Hungarian Centre for Early Music Foundation.
With the support of the collaborating partners, an album recording will be made of the performance.
The concert will be preceded, at 6 pm, by an introductory presentation by Benoît Dratwicki entitled Prelude in the Auditorium (in French with Hungarian interpretation). The program will be open to anyone holding a ticket for the performance, but subject to prior registration on our website.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
TélaïreJudith Van Wanroij
CastorReinoud Van Mechelen
Minerve/une ConstellationOlivia Doray
Vénus/Une suivante d'Hébé/Une Ombre heureuseHasnaa Bennani
L'Amour/Un PlaisirJehanne Amzal
Mars/Deuxième athlète/JupiterDavid Witczak
Premier Athlète/Le Grand-PrêtreAttila Varga-Tóth
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