Dardanus (2 DVD)

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Dardanus (2 DVD)
Directors: Raphaël Pichon
Format: Classical, Color, NTSC
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2016
Run Time: 194 minutes

Dardanus is typical of Jean-Philippe Rameau`s operas. It contains impressive, innovative music that is rich with dramatic complexity. His works combined clever harmonic devices, colorful orchestrations and a wide range of emotional expression that often caused controversy among those who favored the music of his rival, Jean-Baptiste Lully.

Although Rameau`s more forward-looking style would eventually win out, the conflict between these two great composers made for one of opera`s more colorful chapters. Dardanus was a less-than-spectacular success at its premiére and underwent at least two extensive revisions.

These subsequent versions simplified the plot, but also involved the removal of excellent music. Modern revivals of Dardanus, such at the one staged here by Ensemble Pygmalion, have restored some of the lost music while maintaining dramatic coherence.

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