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SACCHINI: Oedipe a Colone


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A Pilgrim’s Progress – Jeremy Siepmann talks to the conductor Ryan Brown

SACCHINI: Oedipe a Colone

Antonio Sacchini was one of the leading composers of Italian opera seria of the late 18th century. Oedipe à Colone, his last work, was extraordinarily successful, with regular performances at the Paris Opéra between 1787 and 1844. Based on Sophocles’ tragedy Oedipus at Colonus, the second item in a trilogy that is one of the glories of Greek literature, Sacchini’s opera is notable for both its high drama and tender, moving lyricism. It was championed by Berlioz who considered it to be an inspired and even sublime work.

Disc 1

Sacchini, Antonio / Guillard, Nicolas-Francois

  Oedipe a Colone (Oedipus at Colonus)
1.   Act I: Overture 00:04:27
2.   Act I Scene 1: Recitative: En vain un frere ingrat - Aria: Ma fille est le precieux gage (Thesee) 00:01:17
3.   Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Ah! le trone ou j'aspire - Aria: Le fils des dieux (Polynice) 00:02:44
4.   Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Habitants de Colone (Thesee) - Chorus: Nous braverons pour lui (Soldiers) - Recitative: Vous avez… (Herault) 00:02:49
5.   Act I Scene 3: Chorus: Allez regner (Women's Choir) 00:02:09
6.   Act I Scene 3: Dance: Andantino - Allegro 00:04:35
7.   Act I Scene 3: Aria: Vous quittez notre aimable Athenes (An Athenian) 00:03:00
8.   Act I Scene 3: Dance: Gavotte 00:04:56
9.   Act I Scene 3: Aria: Je ne vous quitte point (Eriphile) 00:01:59
10.   Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Allons au temple (Thesee, Polynice, Eriphile) - Aria: Votre cour devint mon asile (Polynice) 00:04:46
11.   Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Cher prince, calmez vous - Trio: Implorons les bienfaits (Thesee, Eriphile, Polynice) 00:02:08
12.   Act I Scene 5: Chorus: O vous que l'innocence meme - Recitative: Divinites d'Athenes protectrices… (Chorus, High Priest, Polynice, Eriphile) 00:06:41
13.   Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Ou vais - je, malheureux - Aria: Helas, d'une si pure flamme (Polynice) 00:04:51
14.   Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ah, n'avancons pas d'avantage - Duet: Ma fille, helas (Oedipe, Antigone) - Aria: Tout mon bonheur… (Antigone) 00:05:29
15.   Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ta consolante voix - Duet: Filles du Styx (Oedipe, Antigone) 00:07:17
16.   Act II Scene 3: Chorus: Quel mortel temeraire - Recitative: Audacieux vieillard (A Coryphee, Antigone, Oedipe) - Chorus: Oedipe est l'ennemi 00:02:30
17.   Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Barbares! Arretez! (Thesee, Antigone, Chorus) - Aria: Du malheur auguste victime (Thesee) 00:06:03

Disc 2

Sacchini, Antonio / Guillard, Nicolas-Francois

  Oedipe a Colone (Oedipus at Colonus)
1.   Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Oedipe et le Roi sont ensemble - Duet: Vous le savez, grands dieux! (Polynice, Antigone) 00:03:31
2.   Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Appesanti par l'age - Aria: Dieux! Ce n'est par pour moi (Antigone) 00:03:17
3.   Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Dieux! Que tant de vertu - Duet: En ma faveur (Polynice, Antigone) - Recitative: On vient (Polynice) 00:04:53
4.   Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Auguste malheureux (Thesee) 00:00:42
5.   Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Ma fille, que veut - il (Oedipe, Antigone, Polynice) - Aria: Daignez rendre (Polynice) 00:08:11
6.   Act III Scene 3: Recitative: O dieux! Toi, scelerat! (Polynice, Oedipe, Antigone) - Aria: Delivrez - vous (Polynice) 00:05:18
7.   Act III Scene 3: Aria: Ou suis - je (Oedipe, Polynice, Antigone) 00:04:09
8.   Act III Scene 3: Trio: O doux moment (Oedipe, Polynice, Antigone) 00:02:15
9.   Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Le ciel est desarme (High Priest, Polynice, Thesee, Eriphile, Oedipe) - Chorus: Le calme succede aux tempetes 00:04:32
10.   Act III Scene 4: Dance: (Chaconne) - Gavotte - (Chaconne) 00:07:54

Total Playing Time: 01:52:23

Guillard, Nicolas-Francois; Sacchini, Antonio

Brown, Ryan

Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Opera Lafayette Chorus

Blaise, Kirsten; Boutte, Tony; Getchell, Robert; Loup, Francois; Paulin, Nathalie

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque; Classical

Catalogue No: 8.660196-97

Barcode: 730099619622

Physical Release: 09/2006

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