LALO, E.: Roi d'Ys (Le) (Opera Royal de Wallonie, 2008)


 

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Le roi d'Ys

Venue: Royal Opera of Wallonia, Liege
Playing Time: 01:48:08
Catalogue Number: 33592
UPC: 8007144335922

Edouard Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys is based on an ancient Breton legend; even the choice of a subject based on legend - and a Breton one at that - illustrates the ideological link between Lalo's opera and the Wagnerianism so prevalent throughout Europe at the time. Lalo furthermore made use of various elements of popular music inspired by Breton folklore that give the entire score a special character and flavour.

Le Roi d'Ys contains all the ingredients of a fine romantic tale: love, jealousy, fear and a touch of magic. The story is well supported that is effective, full of colour and contrasts, with wonderful arias and duets, and a splendid overture. Patrick David conducts; Jean-Louis Pichon's creative staging includes special effects worthy of the seventh art.

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