Opus Arte

Rameau DVD set

This collection of five operas, and a rarely performed grand motet, offers a glimpse into the magnificent output of one of the leading French composers of the Baroque era. Jean-Philippe Rameau is renowned for his use of melody, particularly in the operatic field and this 11-DVD set brings together some of the most lavish and splendid productions of his work, with some of the leading exponents of early music performance.

Les Boréades
Alphise: Barbara Bonney
Abaris: Paul Agnew
Boree: Laurent Naouri
Borilée: Stéphane Degout
Adamas: Nicolas Rivenq  
Opéra national de Paris
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie
La La La Human Steps
Director: Robert Carsen

Castor et Pollux
Télaïre: Anna Maria Panzarella
Phébé: Véronique Gens
Castor: Finnur Bjarnason
Pollux: Henk Neven
Jupiter: Nicolas Testé
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset
Director: Pierre Audi

In Convertendo
Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone), Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Jeffrey Thompson (Tenor), Olga Pitarch (Soprano),
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie

Les Indes Galantes
L'Amour: Valérie Gabail
Hébé: Danielle de Niese
Valère: Paul Agnew
Zima: Patricia Petibon
Opéra national de Paris
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie
Director: Andrie Serban

Les Paladins
Atis: Topi Lehtipuu
Argie: Stephanie d'Oustrac
Orcan: Laurent Naouri
Nerine: Sandrine Piau
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie
Director: José Montalvo

Zoroastre
Zoroastre: Anders J Dahlin
Abramane: Evgueniy Alexiev
Amélite: Sine Bundgaard 
Erinice: Anna Maria Panzarella
The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus
Les Talens Lyriques; Christophe Rousset 
Director: Pierre Audi

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS (Les Boréades 5.1 DD)
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 1145 mins (11 DVDs)
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES (Les boréades)
(+ IT - Il Convertendo, Les Indes galantes, Les Paladins, Zoroastre)
(+ IT/NE - Castor et Pollux)