Massenet: Ariane (3-CD)

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Massenet: Ariane (3-CD)

Composer: Jules Massenet
Artists: Amina Edris, Kate Aldrich, Jean-François Borras, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Julie Robard-Gendre, Marianne Croux, Judith van Wanroij, Yoann Dubruque, Philippe Estéphe, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Laurent Campellone
Number of Discs: 3
Label: Bru Zane
Release Date: July 24, 2023

“It would be difficult to find a simpler and more poignant subject,” Massenet remarked during the composition of Ariane, a vast score in five acts premiered at the Paris Opéra in October 1906. 

The libretto by Catulle Mendès is part ancient drama, part symbolist poem, and sets Phaedra and Ariadne, two sisters in love with Theseus, in violent conflict with each other. This epic work does not shrink from relating the combat against the Minotaur, from showing a ship tossed by the raging billows, nor even from transporting the audience to the Underworld where Persephone reigns. 

Despite its flamboyant orchestration, its grandiose scenography and its triumphant premiere, Ariane remains one of the few Massenet operas never recorded until now. The young Egyptian soprano Amina Edris takes the title role with ardor and passion, surrounded by a cast well versed in the specificities of the French style. The Bavarian Radio Chorus provides dedicated support in the epic scenes, under the baton of Laurent Campellone, a great champion of Massenet.

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