DVD + Blu-Ray:
Lully’s Atys conducted by William Christie
Lully’s Atys staged by Jean Marie-Villégier at the Opéra Comique and performed by Les Arts Florissants under the baton of William Christie.
2.110694-95 / NBD0132V_Atys_BD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
2.110694-95 / NBD0132V_Atys_Stéphanie d'Oustrac © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
2.110694-95 / NBD0132V_Atys_Bernard Richter_Emmanuelle de Negri © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Atys, a tragédie en musique, became known as the ‘king’s opera’ due to Louis XIV’s fondness for it. The work stands as a testament to the Sun King’s courtly refinement, as well as his moves to make France the centre of European artistic culture. The opera’s themes of romantic dilemmas and ultimate tragedy, set amidst the poetic atmosphere of Ovid’s classical mythology, create the perfect vehicle for a narrative filled with dramatic intensity combined with a myriad of moving and expressive arias and duets. William Christie conducts this acclaimed production – hailed by The New York Times as being ‘as satisfying as it is bold’.
Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts (1676)
Libretto by Philippe Quinault
Singer: Bernard Richter (Atys) Tenor, Stéphanie D'Oustrac (Cybèle), Mezzo-soprano, Emmanuelle de Negri (Sangaride), Soprano, Nicolas Rivenq (Célénus), Baritone
Company: Compagnie Fêtes Galantes and Gil Isoart from the Opéra national de Paris Les Arts Florissants
Conductor William Christie
Stage Director Jean-Marie Villégier
A revival of the production created in 1987 at the Opéra Comique thanks to the exceptional support of Ronald P. Stanton*
Film Director François Roussillon
Production Dates: Filmed on 19 + 21 May 2011 at the Opéra Comique, Paris, France
[2.110694-95 / NBD0132V]
Total playing time: 196 minutes
Language: French · Subtitles: French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · 2 DVD 9 · Region: 0 (Worldwide) BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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