Kreutzer: La Mort D'abel
Jennifer Borghi: Ève; Sébastien Droy: Abel; Jean-Sébastien Bou: Caïn; Pierre-Yves Pruvot: Adam; Alain Buet: Anamalech; Choeur de chambre de Namur; Les Agrémens; Guy Van Waas, direction
La Mort d’Abel (1810) – halfway between opera and oratorio – presents, in a spectacular fashion, the murder of Abel by his brother Cain consumed by jealousy. Rodolphe Kreutzer deploys therein the grand art of the tragédie lyrique imagined by Gluck whilst adding his own personal touches, which identifies him as being more than the modest violinist dedicated of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata. As a top ensemble in Belgium and across Northern Europe, Les Agrémens and the Choeur de chambre de Namur have, for a long time, been exploring rare repertories with enthusiasm, creativity and to the highest standards. Assisted by singers from the rising generation (notably tenor Sébastien Droy and baritone Jean-Sébastien Bou), conductor Guy Van Waas ventures triumphantly into music which nobody before him had imagined there existing such quality.