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REBEL, F. / FRANCOEUR, F.: Zelindor, Roi des Sylphes [Opera] / Le Trophee Suite (Fouchecourt, H.G. Murphy, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown)


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REBEL, F. / FRANCOEUR, F.: Zelindor, Roi des Sylphes [Opera] / Le Trophee Suite (Fouchecourt, H.G. Murphy, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown)

First performed at Versailles in 1745, the opera ballet Zélindor is a delightful rococo pastorale which found favour with Louis XV’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour, no doubt because its story about a king who loves a commoner reflected her own situation. Opera Lafayette’s 2007 revival was hailed as “brilliant” by The Washington Post, which praised the soloists, headed by Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, and chamber chorus who “sang with a gusto matched by the orchestra’s rhythmic pungency”. This is the work’s world première recording with full orchestra and chorus.

Francoeur, Francois / Rebel, François
Paradis de Moncrif, Francois-Augustin de, lyricist(s)

  Zelindor, roi des Sylphes
1.   Scene 1: Ouverture 00:03:14
2.   Scene 1: Un souverain Genie adore une mortelle! (Zulim, Zelindor) 00:06:57
3.   Scene 2: Pourquoi me refuser le plaisir de vous voir (Zirphe) - Belle Zirphe, que ce qui peut vous plaire (Zelindor) 00:05:23
4.   Scene 3: Prelude - Que vois - je (Zirphe) 00:00:57
5.   Scene 3: Air pour Les Nymphes 00:01:33
6.   Scene 3: Il faut que tont seconde (Chorus) 00:01:36
7.   Scene 3: Air: Sur vos pas, par quel charme admirable (A Nymph) 00:02:51
8.   Scene 3: Passepied 00:01:55
9.   Scene 3: C'en est assez; Ah! Paraissez enfin (Zirphe, Zelindor) 00:07:49
10.   Scene 4: Prelude pour les Genies elementaires 00:01:28
11.   Scene 4: Air pour les Gnomes et Ondins 00:01:10
12.   Scene 4: Air pour les Sylphes et Salamandres 00:01:26
13.   Scene 4: Que dans les airs vos chants harmonieux (Zelindor, Chorus) 00:02:00
14.   Scene 4: Air gai 00:01:11
15.   Scene 4: Menuet I: Quel amant sous vos lois s'engage! (A Sylphid) - Menuet II: Vos destins changent leur cours (Chorus, A Sylphid) 00:05:04
16.   Scene 4: Bourrees I - II - Reprise de l'air gai 00:02:34
  Le trophee Suite
17.   I. Overture 00:03:04
18.   II. Sarabande 00:01:22
19.   III. Gavotte I - II 00:01:57
20.   IV. Ariette: Ornez de fleurs vos tetes (La Muse) 00:02:51
21.   V. Gavotte pour les Muses et les Plaisirs: Que de plaisirs enchanteurs (Le Genie) 00:02:10
22.   VI. Viste - Prelude 00:00:44
23.   VII. Air I - II 00:01:00
24.   VIII. Fanfare 00:01:19

Total Playing Time: 01:01:35

Francoeur, Francois; Rebel, François

Paradis de Moncrif, Francois-Augustin de

Brown, Ryan

Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Opera Lafayette Chorus

Fouchécourt, Jean-Paul; Hong, Ah Young; Murphy, Heidi Grant; Sharp, William

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.660224

Barcode: 730099022477

Physical Release: 10/2009

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