“Opera Lafayette is an American period instrument ensemble dedicated to performances of 17th- and 18th-century operas, particularly the French repertoire. Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following for its concert and staged opera productions with well-known American and international artists. Its collaborations with The New York Baroque Dance Company, the leading baroque dance group in this country, have produced world premiere musical and dance performances.
Opera Lafayette records for Naxos. Its debut recording of the 1774 Paris version of Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice was released internationally in 2005, followed by Sacchini’s Oedipe à Colone in 2006 and Rameau’s Rameau Opera Arias for Haute-Contre with tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt in 2007. Opera Lafayette has also recorded Lully's Armide for release in 2008 and Rebel and Francoeur’s Zélindor, roi des Sylphes, a world premiere recording made at the Music Center at Strathmore, for release in 2009. ..“
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Category: Early Opera
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