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.
Opéra Magazine - DIAMANT
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT IT
Opéra Magazine (July 2nd 2020)
"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".
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