ANDRÉ-ERNEST-MODEST GRÉTRY (1741-1813): Richard Cœur de Lion.
Catalogue Number: 10W029
Label: Chateau de Versailles
Format: CD + DVD
Description: An imprisoned King, his knights singing loyalty to him with the famous air "O Richard, O my King" sung in the Royal Opera House by the Bodyguards of Louis XVI in 1789, which would unleash mob justice forcing the royal family to leave the château and never return… To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the theater of the Royal Opera of Versailles, the ensemble presents the return of Gretry’s most celebrated stage work, which for nearly a hundred years was the most famous 18th century French opéra-comique in Europe (on CD and DVD). French-English libretto. Enguerrand De Hys, Reinoud Van Mechelen (tenors), Melody Louledjian, Marie Perbost (sopranos), Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet. CD + DVD.