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Les Danaïdes – Salieri

Christophe Rousset (conductor) – Les Talens Lyriques

Les Danaïdes – Salieri Christophe Rousset (conductor) – Les Talens Lyriques


Live from the Royal Opera House in Versailles, Christophe Rousset conducts Salieri's Les Danaïdes, story of a true slaughter inspired from the Greek mythology...

A lyric tragedy in five acts composed by Antonio Salieri, Les Danaïdes was premiered in 1784 in Paris. Gluck, who strongly supported the young Salieri, appended his signature on the score in order to facilitate Les Danaïdes' performance at the Académie Royale de Musique de Paris. As the opera was a great success, Gluck quickly refuted the authorship, giving thus fame to the Italian composer, becoming all of a sudden a key player in the European operatic scene.

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  • Antonio Salieri, Les Danaïdes
    • Part 1
    • II: "Par les larmes dont votre fille" (Hypermnestre)
    • Part 2


  • Directed by: Christian Leblé
  • Venue: Royal Opera of Versailles (Versailles, France)
  • Broadcast date: Nov. 27, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2013


  • Judith Van Wanroij | Hypermnestre
  • Tassis Christoyannis | Danaüs
  • Philippe Talbot | Lyncée
  • Katia Velletaz | Plancippe
  • Thomas Dolié | Pélagus
  • Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
  • Olivier Schneebeli | Artistic director

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