La Guerre / Nikolovska / Cachet - Cephale Et Procris


Format: CD
Rel. Date: 02/16/2024
UPC: 3760385430249

Cephale Et Procris
Artist: La Guerre / Nikolovska / Cachet
Format: CD

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1694: the first French opera composed by a woman is premiered at the Academie royale de musique. The fateful destiny of the Greek lovers, driven to blindness and horror by the gods: Cephalus will kill Procris, whom he believes to be unfaithful, and himself... A virtuoso harpsichordist much appreciated by Louis XIV, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre chose to become a composer at a time when such freedom was virtually unheard of for a woman. Her gamble paid off, with six performances and the admiration of posterity: this flamboyant work has finally been brought back to the public by Reinoud van Mechelen.