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Rameau: Les Paladins (Christie) (UK)

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A production of the Rameau opera based on a fable by La Fontaine
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Running Time: 204 mins
Retail Price: £29.99
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Inspired by a fable by La Fontaine, Rameau produced perhaps his most brilliant music for his penultimate great work, blending reality and the surreal on several levels. This passionate new production by José Montalvo, stunningly choreographed by Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu, sets new standards in entertainment, charm and ingenuity. The sharp and spectacular multimedia staging does full justice to Rameau's dazzling burlesque, confirming Olivier Rouvière's statement that 'Les Paladins is the last laugh of a witty 77-year old composer'. Recorded live in 2004 at the Paris Théâtre du Châtelet in true surround sound, both the virtuoso cast and Les Arts Florissants are in top form, clearly enjoying themselves in the masterful hands of William Christie.

Topi Lehtipuu, Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Laurent Naouri, Sandrine Piau, René Schirrer, François Piolino
Les Arts Florissants / William Christie
Stage Director José Montalvo

Special Features:
'Baroque that rocks!' - A documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz featuring interviews with William Christie, Dominique Hervieu, Topi Lehtipuu, Stéphanie d'Oustrac and other members of the cast

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Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Audio Tracks:
PCM Stereo
DTS 5.1 French

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