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OPERA LAFAYETTE ORCHESTRA

Opera Lafayette is an American period instrument ensemble that specialises in French repertoire, rediscovers masterpieces, and creates a recorded legacy of its work. Founded in 1995 in Washington, DC, by conductor and artistic director Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette has earned critical acclaim and a loyal following for its performances and recordings with international singers renowned for their interpretations of baroque and classical operas.

Opera Lafayette’s performances included Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica, Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée (An Incomplete Education), and Opera and the French Revolution: Three dramatic scenes from Œdipe à Colone by Antonio Sacchini, Sapho by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini (a modern première), and Médée by Luigi Cherubini.

At the invitation of Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette made its international début at the Opéra Royal in February 2012 with the modern world première of Monsigny’s Le Roi et le fermier. Opera Lafayette returned to Versailles for five sold-out performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Philidor’s Les Femmes Vengées in January and February of 2014.

Opera Lafayette’s discography on the Naxos label has expanded to twelve releases, including Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice (2005), Sacchini’s Œdipe à Colone (2006), Rameau Operatic Arias (2007), Lully’s Armide (2008), Rebel and Francœur’s Zélindor, roi des Sylphes (2009), Monsigny’s Le Déserteur (2010), Philidor’s Sancho Pança (2011), Grétry’s Le Magnifique (2012), Monsigny’s Le Roi et le fermier (2012), Félicien David’s Lalla Roukh (2014), Philidor’s Les Femmes Vengées (2015), and now Grétry’s L’épreuve villageoise (2016).

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

Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Photo: Louis Forget

Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF OPERA (The) (2nd expanded edition) Naxos Educational
8.558216-17
Opera
DAVID, F.: Lalla Roukh [Opéra-comique] (Fiset, Gonzalez Toro, Paulin, Deletré, Newman, Adelsberger, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown) Naxos
8.660338-39
Opera
GAVEAUX, P.: Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal [Opera] (Opera Lafayette, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) Naxos
NBD0085V
Opera DVD
GAVEAUX, P.: Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal [Opera] (Opera Lafayette, 2017) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110591
Opera DVD
GLUCK: Orphee et Euridice Naxos
8.660185-86
Opera
GRÉTRY, A.-E.-M.: Épreuve villageoise (L') (The Village Trial) [Opéra bouffon] (Opera Lafayette Chorus and Orchestra, R. Brown) Naxos
8.660377
Opera
GRETRY, A.-E.-M.: Magnifique (Le) [Opera] (Gonzalez Toro, Calleo, Krull, Thompson, Sulayman, Williams, Scarlata, Opera Lafayette Orchestra, Brown) Naxos
8.660305
Opera
LULLY, J.: Armide (Opera Lafayette, 2007) Naxos
8.660209-10
Opera
MONSIGNY, P.-A.: Deserteur (Le) (Sharp, Labelle, Monoyios, Newman, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown) Naxos
8.660263-64
Opera
MONSIGNY, P.-A.: Roi et le fermier (Le) (The King and the Farmer) [Comic Opera] (Opera Lafayette, Brown) Naxos
8.660322
Opera
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - TUSCANY: A Musical Tour of the Region's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110520
Opera DVD
PHILIDOR, F.-A. D.: Femmes Vengées (Les) [Opéra-comique] (Debono, Figueroa, Thompson, Opera Lafayette Orchestra, R. Brown) Naxos
8.660353
Opera
PHILIDOR, F.-A. D.: Sancho Panca dans son isle [Opera-bouffon] (Perry, Calleo, Sulayman, McCall, Opera Lafayette, Brown) Naxos
8.660274
Opera
RAMEAU, J.-P.: Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les dieux d'Egypte (Les) [Opera] (Opera Lafayette, 2014) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110393
Opera DVD
RAMEAU: Operatic Arias for Haute-contre Naxos
8.557993
Opera, Vocal, Opera
REBEL, F. / FRANCOEUR, F.: Zelindor, Roi des Sylphes [Opera] / Le Trophee Suite (Fouchecourt, H.G. Murphy, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown) Naxos
8.660224
Opera, Vocal
SACCHINI: Oedipe a Colone Naxos
8.660196-97
Opera





 
 
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