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Most probably the event of the year. Three years after Le Poème Harmonique's DVD of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Lully and Molière, which sold at over 25 000 copies over the world, the team led by Vincent Dumestre (musical direction) and Benjamin Lazar (stage management) has produced Cadmus et Hermione, the very first French opera, composed in 1673 by Lully on a libretto by Quinault. With its reconstructed sets and costumes, machinery, body language and pronunciation, and entirely candle-lit, this production ought to become a landmark in the rediscovery of baroque opera. It will also be a unique opportunity to discover a musical masterpiece fallen in oblivion over the last three centuries.

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