Rousseau/ D'Herin - Devin Du Village


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Review Text Perhaps Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Devin du Village has been waiting just for you for two centuries at the Theatre de la Reine at the Petit Trianon. On September 19, 1780, Marie-Antoinette was on stage, in costume, and was acting with her troop of aristocrats in front of a public of close friends. That evening, she was singing the role of Colette, the heroine of this one act opera composed in 1753 by the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, perhaps the most celebrated work of it's time. That exceptional evening, a veritable fantasy of the Queen's who imagined that she was a shepherdess, has been resuscitated under the direction of Sebastien d'Herin in a costumed reconstitution, staged in the original historic sets. A bonus film of the complete performance accompanies this recording.

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