Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764)
The CMBV has commissioned György Vashegyi to produce a new version of the French baroque masterpiece Scylla et Glaucus, Jean-Marie Leclair’s only opera.
Vashegyi is an undisputed expert in 17th and 18th century French opera. He leads the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra to perform one of the finest works from the reign of Louis XV, Scylla et Glaucus - its intense and dramatic libretto set to Leclair’s splendid music. He has assembled world class singers to play the tragic trio of Scylla, Glaucus and Circe, namely Judith Van Wanroij, Cyrille Dubois and Véronique Gens, who are sure to provide brilliant performances. This new recording, based on scores published by the CMBV and the fruit of years of research, will offer music lovers a new version of the opera in the wake of John Eliot Gardiner’s anthological rendering.