Rameau: Les Indes galantes
"What kind of 'Indians' is this all about?” the concert-goer might ask. The American Indians, the original inhabitants of the continent! Paying a visit to Paris in November 1725, Chief Agapit Chicagou and his companions were received by King Louis XV. They also performed their dances at the Théâtre-Italien. In the audience was Jean-Philippe Rameau, who was directly inspired by this experience to compose Les Indes galantes.
The story in each case - to nobody's surprise - revolves around love, which invariably ends happily. Rameau's exotic subjects gave him the chance to compose extraordinarily colourful and energetic music that was incredibly rich in character; the Purcell Choir and the Orfeo Orchestra's partners on stage are the same internally renowned soloists who have sung, to great acclaim, in previous joint productions by György Vashegyi and the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
Co-production of Müpa Budapest and Centre de musique baroque de Versailles with the support of Francine and Arnoul Charoy and Institut Français de Budapest. Performance material: Opera omnia de Rameau (realised by Sylvie Buissou) Bärenreiter-Verlag Kassel · Basel · London · New York · Praha.
Prior to the concert, Benoît Dratwicki will introduce the work to ticket holders in the Glass Hall from 5.30 pm. The presentation will be in French with a Hungarian interpreter.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Hébé, ZimaChantal Santon-Jeffery
Valère, Carlos, DamonReinoud Van Mechelen
Osman, AdarioJean-Sébastien Bou
Bellona, Huascar, AlvarThomas Dolié
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra