Daniel Harding conducts Wagner, Benjamin, and Brahms — With Bejun Mehta

Orchestre de Paris

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Bejun Mehta — Countertenor
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Denis Comtet — Chorus Master
Daniel Harding — Conductor

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For the past 50 years, the countertenor range—the highest in the male register, practiced as early as the 18th century—has played an important hand reviving Baroque repertoire originally for castrati in operas by Handel or Vivaldi. More recently, countertenors have sought to expand their horizons in other kinds of repertoire, like the German Lied, the French chanson, and new music written specially for them—Benjamin Britten, for example, wrote the leading part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a countertenor!

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Directed by:
Julien Condemine
Venue: Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France)
Production date: 2016
Duration: 1 h 21 min
Production: © Gingerlemon / Calle Carmen / Orchestre de Paris / Mezzo
Resolution: Full HD