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Médée, tragédie lyrique en cinq actes et un prologue [Box set]

Marc-Antoine Charpentier , William Christie , Les Arts Florissants , Lorraine Hunt Audio CD
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  • Performer: Lorraine Hunt
  • Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • Audio CD (13 Feb 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Erato
  • ASIN: B006W7SVNI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Medee, Prologue: Overture To Act 1
2. Medee, Prologue: "Louis Est Triomphant" (Chef Du Peuple)
3. Medee, Prologue: "Paroissez, Charmante Victoire" (Shepherds, Chorus)
4. Medee, Prologue: "Le Ciel Dans Nos Voeux S'Interesse" (La Victoire, Chorus, La Gloire, Bellone)
5. Medee, Prologue: Loure
6. Medee, Prologue: "Dans Le Bel Âge, Si L'On N'Est Volage" (Shepherds, Chorus)
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Medee, Act 2: "Il Est Temps De Parler" (Creon, Medee, Nerine)
2. Medee, Act 2: "Vos Reproches, Seigneur, Ne Sont Pas Legitimes" (Creon, Medee, Nerine)
3. Medee, Act 2: "Princesse, C'Est Sur Vous Que Mon Espoir Se Fonde" (Creon, Medee, Creuse, Cleone)
4. Medee, Act 2: "Enfin À Ton Amour Tout Espoir Est Permis" (Creon, Creusa, Cleone)
5. Medee, Act 2: "Prince, Venez Apprendre Une Heureuse Nouvelle" (Creon, Jason, Creuse, Cleone)
6. Medee, Act 2: "Qu'Ay-Je À Resoudre Encor?" (Jason, Creuse, Cleone)
See all 23 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Medee, Act 4: "Jamais On Ne La Vit Si Belle" (Jason, Cleone)
2. Medee, Act 4: "Ah! Que D'Attraits" (Creuse, Jason, Cleone)
3. Medee, Act 4: "Si-Tost Que Je Parois" (Oronte, Jason)
4. Medee, Act 4: "Vos Soupcons Estoient Vrais" (Medee, Oronte, Nerine)
5. Medee, Act 4: "D'Ou Me Vient Cette Horreur?" (Medee, Nerine)
6. Medee, Act 4: "Vos Adieux Sont-Il Faits?" (Creon, Medee, Nerine, Chorus)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Baroque Masterpiece 18 Jun 2013
By William
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I was told about this piece by a friend and then had the fortune to see it live recently at the English National opera. This is a wonderful piece of theatre and has great roles for all the leading protagonists, all taken with great aplomb here.Lorraine Hunt is the star of this recording for me and every time she appears she stamps her greatness on the scene and makes it truly memorable.Great work to from the Conductor and Orchestra.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balancing the Scale 23 July 2012
By christianw7 - Published on Amazon.com
I want to help balance the one star review, which I think is extreme for no libretto, given that this is an outstanding recording of music that deserves to be better known. I suggested to the reviewer that she amend to 4 stars with the comment that the lack of libretto was annoying. Don't slam a great recording of great music by great performers because the label is cheap.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CD's and librettos 31 Dec 2012
By BareOpera - Published on Amazon.com
I think the reason my eyesight has gotten so bad over the years is from trying to read the miniscule print on CD opera librettos. When I got rid of all my LP's I'm sorry I didn't keep the librettos. If a recording company is not going to furnish a libretto they should at least provide a website where you could print a copy with readable size type...
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good price 29 Jun 2012
By BENJAMIN YAFET - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent addition to my MEDEA collection. CHARPENTIER composes in an advanced MONTEVERDI style.
A little comment about the price : It was only $ 14.62 for the full opera (2 CD's).
Not bad at all, given that I also bought (by mistake ) the highlights of the same opera for $ 19.99 (one CD only) elsewhere !
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the Libretto? 28 April 2012
By Carolina Girl - Published on Amazon.com
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Why is Time Warner so cheap that it cannot print the libretto with this opera?
There is no mention that it has only a synopsis of the opera which is not mentioned in Amazon's description and this "new" edition look exactly like original edition that was first issued.
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