The Resource Lully's Atys, Jean-Marie Villégier, stage director, directed by François Roussillon ; Opéra comique, François Roussillon et Associés, Mezzo

Lully's Atys, Jean-Marie Villégier, stage director, directed by François Roussillon ; Opéra comique, François Roussillon et Associés, Mezzo

Label
Lully's Atys
Title
Lully's Atys
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Marie Villégier, stage director, directed by François Roussillon ; Opéra comique, François Roussillon et Associés, Mezzo
Title variation
Atys
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Performer
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Atys--King Louis XIV's favorite of Lully's tragédies en musique--gets the luxurious baroque treatment it deserves in this 2011 revival of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants's celebrated 1987 production at Paris's Opéra-Comique. Telemann once remarked that "I have known Germans, Englishmen, Russians, Poles [...] who knew by heart entire passages from Lully's [...] Atys" (letter to Carl Heinrich Graun). Widely beloved in its day, the opera in five acts (with an extended prologue) is one of the best of Lully and his librettist Quinault's collaborative works. It also stands out in their œuvre because of its unusually dark plot and unhappy ending: the lovers Atys and Sangaride are plotted against by the jealous goddess Cybele (in love with Atys) and King Celenus of Phrygia (fiancé of Sangaride), ultimately leading to Atys accidentally stabbing Sangaride to death. Drawn from the fourth book of Ovid's Fasti, the tragic tale is told through a series of touching airs, duets, and larger ensemble pieces. Jean-Marie Villégier and William Christie's production is heavily inspired by historical accounts of the early stagings of the opera. From the sumptuous Baroque set and costumes to the use of period instruments and historical gestures and staging, this incarnation of Atys transports its public to the extravagant world of late 17th century Versailles, all the while telling a fantastical story about profoundly human desires and failings
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
2011
Language note
Sung in French, with English and French subtitles
Other event information
Recorded live
PerformerNote
Bernard Richter (Atys), Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cybèle), Emmanuelle de Negri (Sangaride), Nicolas Rivenq (Célénus) ; with various other soloists ; Les Arts Florissants ; William Christie, conductor
Place of event
Opéra-comique, Paris, France
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1632-1687
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Villégier, Jean-Marie
  • Roussillon, François
  • Richter, Bernard
  • Oustrac, Stéphanie d'
  • Negri, Emmanuelle de
  • Rivenq, Nicolas
  • Christie, William
  • Lully, Jean-Baptiste
  • Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
  • François Roussillon et associés
  • Mezzo (Television station : Paris, France)
  • Arts florissants (Musical group)
Runtime
196
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Lully's Atys, Jean-Marie Villégier, stage director, directed by François Roussillon ; Opéra comique, François Roussillon et Associés, Mezzo
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/atys-lully-william-christie-jean-marie-villegier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (3 hr., 15 min., 38 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
4561
System control number
  • on1045797464
  • (OCoLC)1045797464
Video recording format
other
Label
Lully's Atys, Jean-Marie Villégier, stage director, directed by François Roussillon ; Opéra comique, François Roussillon et Associés, Mezzo
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/atys-lully-william-christie-jean-marie-villegier
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (3 hr., 15 min., 38 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
4561
System control number
  • on1045797464
  • (OCoLC)1045797464
Video recording format
other

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