Rameau: Platée (Blu-Ray)

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Rameau: Platée (Blu-Ray)

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Artists: Marcel Beekman, Jeanine de Bique, Cyril Auvity, Marc Mauillon, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emmanuelle de Negri, Emilie Renard, Ilona Revolskaya, Padraic Rowan, Les Arts Florissants, Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Conductor: William Christie
Director: Robert Carsen
Video Format: NTSC 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Language: French
Subtitles: French, German, English, Japanese, Korean; (Bonus Materials: German, English)
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Unitel
Blu-Ray Release Date: August 27, 2021
Run Time: 138 minutes; plus 32 minutes bonus material

Jean-Jacques Rousseau hailed Platée as “the best musical play ever to be heard in our theatres.” In Robert Carsen’s production, the mythological events take place in the world of Parisian haute couture, with Jupiter portrayed as the fashion god Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) – who has now been transferred up to Olympus. The ingeniously apt transposition of this satirical opera into the modern day has long been a hit. Renowned Baroque music specialist William Christie conducts his Les Arts Florissants, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, and a fantastic cast.

“A candy-colored baroque dream” (Salzburger Nachrichten)

“A must-see – and not only for fashion freaks!” (Bühne)

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