Rameau, Le Temple de la Gloire ( The temple of Glory)
To celebrate Louis XV’s military victories and French domination after the War of the Austrian Succession, Voltaire and Rameau joined their talents to imagine a magnificent celebration entitled Le Temple de la Gloire (The Temple of Glory). After its splendid presentation at Court, the work was revised for the Académie royale, where it met with great success, thanks to the virtuoso pages dedicated to the great talents of both singers and dancers.
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Le Temple de la Gloire ( The temple of Glory)
Heroic ballet in five acts. Libretto by Voltaire.
First performance at the Grande Écurie in Versailles on 27 November 1745 (Paris version 19 April 1746).
Judith Van Wanroij, Lydie, Plautine
Katia Velletaz, A shepherdess, a Bacchante, Junie
Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Arsine, Erigone, la Gloire
Mathias Vidal, Apollo, Bacchus, Trajan
Alain Buet, Envy, Belus, the Grand Priest of Glory
Choeur de Chambre de Namur
Guy Van Waas, conductor
Opéra Royal de Liège, Liège (BE)
Opéra du Château de Versailles, Versailles (FR)