Oxfam Bookshop Exeter
A valuable and collectable, two-DVD release, on the "Opus Arte" label, featuring a French television staging - performed by The Opera National de Paris -, of Jean-Philippe Rameau's (1683-1764) "Les Indes Galantes" opera-ballet, in a prologue and four entrees.
The Orchestra & Chorus were "Les Arts Florissants" conducted by William Christie. The stage director was Andrei Serban, the choreography by Bianca Li. The television director was Thomas Grimm (the full credits & cast list are printed on the reverse sleeve).
Some of the features, include :-
- English, French, German, Spanish & Italian subtitles ;
- Illustrated Synopsis ;
- Cast Gallery ;
- DVD Region 0 (everywhere, inc. Region 2) ;
- Biographies of Christie & "Les Arts Florissants" ;
- "Swinging Rameau" documentary ;
- 244 mins running time ;
- 28-page booklet (sample Photo Two) with : running order ; five pages of English text (repeated in French & German) ; colour stills from the staging, etc.
Both DVDs are in EX- condition.
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