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Facets of Folly

Ensemble Amarillis & Stéphanie d'Oustrac latest album

Presentation

20th album of the Ensemble for the Harmonia Mundi label. This new collaboration with mezzo soprano Stéphanie d'Oustrac, a long-time accomplice of the ensemble, is placed under the theme of Folly, this emblematic figure of the baroque period.

After having embodied alongside Amarillis, Medea, Dido as well as Marie, in two programmes and discographic releases, Stéphanie metamorphoses this time to incarnate La Folie, which is expressed under the aspects of a thousand-faceted character, excessive as well as extravagant, traversed by the diversity of human passions. It is a question of making madness heard in all its states and all its outbursts in order to better explore its different faces and highlight, under the aegis of baroque composers with very diverse inspirations, the characters associated with it.

 


DISTINCTIONS

Opéra Magazine - DIAMANT


WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT IT

Opéra Magazine (July 2nd 2020)
MEHDI MAHDAVI

"Stéphanie d'Oustrac has long since crossed the frontiers of the baroque lands where her exceptional talent has blossomed. She has nevertheless remained faithful to this repertoire, as well as to the ensembles that have accompanied her in the exploration of her different shores, as her collaboration with Amarillis shows".

 


DISTRIBUTION
 

AMARILLIS, Artistic Director : Héloïse Gaillard

Héloïse Gaillard / Xavier Miquel : Oboe and flutes

Alice Piérot / Liv Heym : Violin

Josèphe Cottet : Violin and Viola

Laurent Muller : Alto

Laurent Le Chenadec : Bassoon

Ludovic Coutineau : Violin

Violaine Cochard : Harpsichord and Vocal Conductor

Gauthier Broutin : Cello

Roman Falik : Theorbo

& Stéphanie d'Oustrac : Mezzo soprano