CVS028 - CD + DVD - Richard Coeur de Lion
CVS028 - CD + DVD - Richard Coeur de LionCVS028 - CD + DVD - Richard Coeur de Lion

CD + DVD - GRÉTRY - Richard Cœur de Lion

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Discover or rediscover this ode to the last King of France! For its two hundred and fiftieth anniversary, the Royal Opera revives the most famous French opera-comique of the 18th century for more than a century.

RICHARD COEUR DE LION

Le Concert Spirituel, choir and orchestra
Hervé Niquet, conductor

Enguerrand Hys (CD) ∙ Reinoud Van Mechelen ∙ Melody Louledjian ∙ Marie Perbost ∙ Geoffroy Buffière ∙ Virginie Lefèvre ∙ François Pardailhé ∙ Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin ∙ Cécile Achille ∙ Agathe Boudet ∙ Charles Barbier

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813)

An imprisoned King, his knights singing loyalty to him with a famous air "O Richard, O my King" sung in the Royal Opera House by the Bodyguards of Louis XVI in 1789, which would unleash mob justice forcing the royal family to leave the château and never return... To celebrate the 250th anniversary of our theatre, we are pleased to present the return of Grétry's most celebrated Richard Cœur de Lion (Richard the Lionheart) (1784), which during a century was the most famous 18th century French Opéra-comique in Europe. Hervé Niquet and Marshall Pynkoski place the action back under the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Grétry, the Queen's most beloved composer, was a familiar face at the Royal Opera. His Richard is the culmination of a career: here we have an opportunity to put him back into the great History of Versailles, with the first complete production at the Royal Opera of Versailles since... 1789!

Recorded and filmed in October 2020, at the Royal Opera of Versailles. 

Booklet in French, English, German - Duration CD : 73’18

Find the DVD + CD boxset of Richard Coeur de Lion in limited numbered edition here  

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