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Opera Matinee: Jephte


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Clive Bennett presents
Montéclair's 1732 opera Jephte, a tragedy in a prologue and five acts.
The opera is based on the Old Testament story of Jephthah, who promises to sacrifice the first person he meets if he is victorious over the Ammonites.
Sung in French.
.JEAN-CLAUDE SARRAGOSSE (bass) Other roles taken by Emmanuelle Gal (soprano). Anne Pichard (soprano), Patrick Foucher (tenor) and Francois Bazola (bass)
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie


Unknown: Clive Bennett
Soprano: Anne Pichard
Tenor: Patrick Foucher
Tenor: Francois Bazola
Conductor: William Christie
Apollo /Phineas: Nicolas Rivenq (bass)
Polyhymnia: Sylviane Pitour (sop)
Terpscichore: Sylvie Colas (sop)
Venus/Almasia: Claire Brua (soprano)
Truth: Mary Saint-Palais (sop)
Jephthah: Jacques Bona (bass-Bar)
Iphisa: Sophie Daneman (sop)
Abdon: Bernard Loonen (tenor)
Amman: Mark Padmore (tenor)

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Opera Matinee: Jephte

BBC Radio 3, 9 December 1993 13.05

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