FRANÇOIS-ANDRÉ DANICAN PHILIDOR (1726-1795): Blaise le savetier.
Catalogue Number: 07Q029
Reference: MAG 111.196
Description: Philidor's second opéra comique of 1759 laid the foundations for much which would become common to the genre. This live performance from last September features an ensemble of singers and musicians (period instruments) which has specialized in opéra comique for 15 years and is known for its energetic performances and innovative methods of promoting music from the period. The raw vitality and vigor of the performance and the responses from the audience make one wish it could have been on DVD which sure would increase the pleasure Almazis brings to this music. Libretto on CD-ROM. Caroline Chassany, Elisabeth Fernandez (sopranos), Christophe Crapez, Jérome Gueller (tenors), Almazis; Iakovos Pappas (harpsichord).