CVS002 - Double CD - L'Europe galante
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Double CD - Campra - L'Europe galante

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With this emblematic work of the opera-ballet genre, Campra takes you on a romantic journey full of surprises!




Les Nouveaux Caractères
Sébastien d'Hérin, conductor
Caroline Mutel, Isabelle Druet, Heather Newhouse, Anders J. Dahlin, Nicolas Courjal, Jérémie Delvert, soloists


André Campra (1660-1744)


Campra was the most important opera composer between Lully and Rameau.
The success of Europe galante in 1697 is a tribute to this founding work of the Opéra-Ballet, mixing dance and opera in the opulent divertissements.


Campra takes the spectator on a voyage into the amorous nations of Europe. France moves to the rhythm of the genteel heartbeat of the shepherds and the shepherdesses, Italy refined but jealous and violent and finally the Sultan who has to soothe the criminal bitterness of the Sultana, who has been ousted by a beautiful slave...

Spicy musical banter during the reign of Louis XIV, recovered by Les Nouveaux Caractères directed by Sébastien d'Hérin.


Recorded at Versailles in november 2017.


Booklet in french & english - Duration CD1: 69'55  -  CD2: 52'54