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Vache Baroque Festival 2022 – Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers

Charpentier’s chamber opera (c.1686) setting the same myth that inspired several composers in the first generation of operatic history is a compact work, lasting barely an hour, but Jeanne Pansard-Besson’s exquisite production makes every detail tell and harnesses its modest resources with remarkable effectiveness. Seeing as the work ends, in the one manuscript source which […]

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