DVD World première recording release "Oedipe sur la route" by Pierre Bartholomée

DVD Oedipe sur la routeEvidence Classics presents the world première recording of Pierre Bartholomée's «Oedipe sur la route», based on the 1990 novel by Henry Bauchau and commissioned by La Monnaie. An opera in four acts, «Oedipe» was first staged in March 2003 in a performance conducted by Daniele Callegari with stage direction by Philippe Sireuil. José Van Dam sang the title role with a superb cast of soloists that includes Italian soprano Valentina Valente in a disturbingly beautiful contemporary work that explores the themes of man and fate.

 

Pierre Bartholomée  Œdipe sur la route
Opéra en quatre actes – Livret d’Henry Bauchau
– World Premiere Recording –

Orchestre Symphonique et Chœurs de la Monnaie
Daniele Callegari, Direction
Tatiana Samouil, Konzertmeister
Renato Balsadonna, Chef des Chœurs

José van Dam (Œdipe)
Valentina Valente
 (Antigone)
Jean-Francis Monvoisin (Clios)

DVD Evidence
Enregistrement/Recording live : Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles, mars 2003

Prise de son : RTBF
Editing & Mastering : Nicolas Bartholomée & Damien Quintard / Little Tribeca