A reconstructed Ballett with Musik by Cambefort, Constantin, Lambert, Boesset, Cavalli, Rossi,
In 2015 Sébastien Daucé presented a musical reconstruction of the "Ballet Royal de la Nuit" on CD, the legendary showpiece in which the young King Louis XIV appeared for the first time as a dancer in the costume of the sun. In 2017 the work celebrated its triumphant scenic resurrection at the theatre of Caen. This luxurious box contains on three CDs the complete music with 27 previously unreleased dances as well as the stage version on DVD. The poetic images of the choreographer and director Francesca Lattuada, more than 120 costumes designed by Olivier Charpentier, jugglers and circus performers ignite wonderful stage magic that captivates the audience from the first to the last note.
"In his mostly unconnected, revue-like sequence of images, this is a bit of gender discourse, a bit of parody, a pinch of circus, but above all a visual showmanship. To which the acoustic is added at the highest level. The orchestra revels in the sound of the gamba, in the colours of various flutes and bassoons, it rattles, bangs and buzzes on the drums. The choir of only eight members sings magnificently ... When did one ever see and hear - before Berlioz's 'Les Troyens' and Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' - so detailed and poetic, so rich in variety and tenderly sang the night, that of love, sleep, twilight and demons. At whose end, however, the light, the sun, the king, stands again and again." OPERATOR!