Rameau: Les Indes Galantes / Les Arts Florissants,
Label: harmonia mundi
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
A signature work for Les Arts Florissants, Les Indes galantes owes much of its lasting success with the public to the seductive charm of its music and to a trio of memorable stage productions (directed by Alfredo Arias, Heinz Spoerli, and Andrei Serban, respectively). Rameau’s celebrated opéra-ballet - this reissue of its recording timed to a celebration of the ensemble’s forty-year career - remains today one of the most beloved and joyful works in the entire Baroque repertoire.