MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (1643-1704): La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers.
Catalogue Number: 10T012
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Description: Not to be confused with a cantata by Charpentier of similar title, this is a 55-minute mini-opera of late 1686-early 1687 written for the performers maintained in-house by Mlle. Deguise: ten singers with instrumentalists playing violin, flute, viol and continuo instruments; it’s also the first appearance on the French stage of the Orpheus myth. French-English texts. Ensemble Correspondances; Sébastien Daucé.