Cycle
The sound of the Empire

Les Abencérages

Opera in three acts by Luigi Cherubini on a libretto by Étienne de Jouy, premiered on 6 April 1813 at the Académie Impériale de Musique (Paris)
Opera
In 1813, Les Abencérages marked Luigi Cherubini’s return to the stage after ten years of silence. Its scope, its musical ambitions and its skilful interweaving of a love story with a vast historical fresco situate this work at the dawn of French grand-opéra.

Dates

Wed 9 March 2022
19.30
Müpa, Budapest

Performers

ORFEO ORCHESTRA
PURCELL CHOIR
György Vashegyi conductor
Noraïme Anaïs Constans
Almanzor John Osborn
Le Vizir Thomas Dolié
Gozalve Artavazd Sargsyan
Kaled Philippe-Nicolas Martin
Alamir Tomislav Lavoie
Abderam Douglas Williams
Octaïr / Le Héraut d’armes Lorant Najbauer
Egilone Adriana Kalafszky
Concert performance
Co-production Palazzetto Bru Zane / Orfeo Orchestra / MÜPA
Published by the Palazzetto Bru Zane
Recording for the ‘French opera’ series of the Bru Zane label
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