JEAN BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687): Cadmus et Hermione.
Catalogue Number: 05W015
Label: Chateau de Versailles
Description: An ancient hero, a dragon, a young goddess: love and glory are at the heart of Lully’s first opera, first performed in front of Louis XIV in 1673. As in his previous works - divertissements, ballets de cour and comédies-ballets - Lully makes the voices and the orchestra sparkle, multiplying the pieces which stand out and that were appealing to the court. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Thomas Dolié (bariton), Adèle Charvet (soprano), Ensemble Aedes, Orchestre du Poème Harmonique; Vincent Dumestre.