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Added on: 22/12/2008 22:28
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Rameau: Castor et Pollux (Rousset)

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Recorded live at Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam on 21st & 25th January 2008.
Certificate: None
Running Time: 155 mins
Retail Price: £29.99
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Content Type: Musical Recording

Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragédie lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux. When Castor is killed while defending his beloved Télaire from an attempted abduction, Pollux resolves to give up his immortality and take Castor's place in the Underworld. After passionate debate over who will live and who will die, the brothers are eternally united, transformed into the constellation Gemini. The strikingly luminous sets, depicting a stylized version of the constellation, give this fabulous production, staged by Pierre Audi and conducted by Christophe Rousset, a glorious 21st-century baroque look.

Télaïre: Anna Maria Panzarella
Phébé: Véronique Gens
Castor: Finnur Bjarnason
Pollux: Henk Neven
Cléone/Une suivante d'Hébé/Une ombre heureuse: Judith van Wanroij
Jupiter: Nicolas Testé
Le Grand-Prêtre/Une autre voix: Thomas Oliemans
Un Spartiate/Un athlète/Mercure/Une voix: Anders J. Dahlin

Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Les Talens Lyriques
Musical Director: Christophe Rousset
Stage Director: Pierre Audi

Recorded live at Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam on 21st & 25th January 2008.

Special Features:
Documentary: To serve this big spectacle.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.

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DTS 5.1
LPCM Stereo

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