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La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers de Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Until Charpentier, the myth of Orpheus had never provided the subject matter for an opera in French. He repaired the omission with this fascinating little gem on the margins of the large-scale tragédie lyrique. Charpentier offers us here a myth left in suspension, without a resolution, a carefree and happy ‘descent’ that consecrates Orpheus’ song and the enchanting power of music.

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Leçons de Ténèbres of Michel-Richard de Lalande, with Sophie Karthäuser.


The Ensemble Correspondances on France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

The Ensemble Correspondances

The ensemble gathers singers and instrumentalists specializing in the French Grand Siècle under the direction of harpsichordist and organist Sébastien Daucé. Correspondances forges links between music and the other arts, as suggested by its name, which is inspired by Baudelaire’s eponymous poem.

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