Gaveaux: Léonore, ou L’Amour Conjugal (DVD) – Kimy McLaren

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Gaveaux: Léonore, ou L’Amour Conjugal (DVD) – Kimy McLaren

Composer: Pierre Gaveaux
Artists: Kimy McLaren, Jean-Michel Richer, Tomislav Lavoie, Pascale Beaudin, Dominique Côté, Keven Geddes, Alexandre Sylvestre, Opera Lafayette Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Ryan Brown
Director: Oriol Tomas
Format: NTSC
Language: French
Subtitles: French, English, Japanese, Korean
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Naxos DVD
DVD Release Date: December 7, 2018
Run Time: 82 minutes

A political prisoner awaits death in his cell. A woman puts herself in mortal danger to seek justice. With its atmosphere of revolution and tale of devotional romance and a dramatic rescue from captivity, Pierre Gaveaux’s Léonore, ou L’Amour Conjugal was the direct forerunner to Beethoven’s Fidelio. Having been entirely overshadowed by its famous successor and lain hidden for centuries, this both darkly somber and entertainingly celebratory opéra comique is seen here in an acclaimed modern premiere whose timeless and inspiring story of female heroism and political injustice is as relevant today as ever.

“Opera Lafayette’s smart, efficient production brought the brief opéra comique fully to life with vivid playing and singing... events such as this... are a rarity anywhere and a gift...” (The Washington Post)



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