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Performance on 3


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La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers
Lucie Skeaping introduces a performance of a short operatic masterpiece by Charpentier, recorded earlier this year at Cite de la Musique in Paris. Orpheus and Euridice's happiness is cut short when Euridice is fatally bitten by a snake. But Orpheus, armed with the power of his music, goes down to the underworld to persuade Pluto to relent and release Euridice.
Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: William Christie
Orphée: Paul Agnew (tenor)
Euridice: Sophie Daneman (soprano)
Daphne: Sunhae Im (soprano)
Enone/: Olga Pitarch (soprano)
Proserpine: Olga Pitarch (soprano)
Arethuse: Katalyn Karolyi (mezzo)
Ixion: Cyril Auvity (countertenor)
Tantale: Jean-Yves Ravoux (tenor)
Apollon: Nicolas Rivenq (baritone)
Tytie: Nicolas Rivenq (baritone)
Pluton: Joao Femandes(bass)

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