Notes & Reviews:
MusicWeb International, 2nd October 2013
Mark Padmore justly heads the cast-list but there are no vocal weaknesses in this production. As Robert Hugill rightly says, however, it's the sure hand of William Christie... and the thoughtful accompaniment of Les Arts Florissants that hold the whole together.
As ever, Rameau's scoring is ravishing, and William Christie and his Les Arts Florissants never let us lose sight of its unique flavor. The playing and Erato's recording are just about ideal: the instruments and voices are perfectly balanced and crystal clear, and the depth and special effects called for give us a theatrical perspective.
Personnel: Mark Padmore (bass baritone); Éric Martin Bonnet, François Bazola, Matthieu Lecroart, Nathan Berg (bass voice).
Recording information: Théâtre de Poissy, Poissy, France (08/28/2001/09/10/2001).
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Works DetailsRameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre, tragédie en musique
- Conductor: William Christie
- Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
- Notes: Théâtre de Poissy, Poissy, France (08/28/2001/09/10/2001)
- Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1749