Lully: Atys (2-DVD)

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Lully: Atys (2-DVD)

Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully
Artists: Bernard Richter, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Emmanuelle de Negri, Nicolas Rivenq, Marc Mauillon, Sophie Daneman, Jaël Azzaretti, Paul Agnew, Cyril Auvity, Bernard Deletré, Compagnie Fêtes Galantes, Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Director: Jean-Marie Villégier
Format: NTSC 16:9
Language: French
Subtitles: French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 2
Studio: Naxos
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2021
Run Time: 196 minutes

Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Atys, a tragédie en musique, became known as the “king’s opera” due to Louis XIV’s fondness for it. The work stands as a testament to the Sun King’s courtly refinement, as well as his moves to make France the center of European artistic culture.

The opera’s themes of romantic dilemmas and ultimate tragedy, set amidst the poetic atmosphere of Ovid’s classical mythology, create the perfect vehicle for a narrative filled with dramatic intensity combined with a myriad of moving and expressive arias and duets. William Christie conducts this acclaimed production – hailed by The New York Times as being “as satisfying as it is bold.”

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