François Rebel & François Francoeur: Zélindor, roi des Sylphes

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099022477
  • Catalog Number: 8660224
  • Sales rank: 130,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–16 Zélindor, roi des Sylphes, opera - Ryan Brown & Francois Rebel / Francois Francoeur (47:06)
  2. 17–24 Le Trophée, suite for voices & orchestra - Ryan Brown & Francois Rebel / Francois Francoeur (14:17)
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Ryan Brown Primary Artist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Versaille is just a sigh

    Those who only think of opera as "grand" will probably not find this disc to their taste. Other folks, whose feet tap at the elegant dances of the royal court, will certainly enjoy it. The effect is made here not by the huge crescendo and the high C, but by elegant phrasing, ornaments, and instrumental effects. There's not much plot to "Zélindor" (given complete)--god loves mortal, who loves him anyway--and it's just an excuse for the dances. Jean-Paul Fouchécourt is the ultimate "tenore di grazia," his every phrase stylish and easy. Though she sings well enough, Heidi Grant Murphy seems almost earth-bound by comparison. "Le Trophée" is reduced to a suite of dance selections, with only two arias. Very nice work from the period instruments, guided by Ryan Brown; texts and translations. Do indulge.

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