Music for Marie Fel

Concert highlights celebrating the French soprano and Rameau's muse

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BBC Radio 3
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 14:00

In this episode of The Early Music Show, Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from 'Music for Marie Fel', a concert celebrating the life the 18th-century soprano.

Born in Bordeaux in 1713, Marie Fel made her stage debut in 1733 with the Paris Opéra. With a career that lasted until 1769, she performed in all of Rameau’s operas, contributing to her reputation as the muse for French Baroque composers.

Recorded live on Saturday 16 May, the recital is part of the London Festival of Baroque Music, and features Ex Cathedra, conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore. Joined by British soprano Carolyn Sampson, the ensemble performs highlights from Fel’s repertoire, including works by Rameau, Mondonville and Lalande.

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