Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques make a foray into the Romantic repertoire with this tribute to Pauline Viardot, who was not only the most influential singer of the nineteenth century, but also a pedagogue and composer, whose gifts, personality and incomparable aura made her one of the leading figures of French Romanticism.
Together the mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti and Christophe Rousset retrace Pauline Viardot’s versatile career and, taking up her great roles, present a musical portrait of a unique performer, who was unanimously acclaimed by the audiences of her time.
This recording was made possible thanks to the generous support of Nizam Kettaneh and Ishtar Méjanès.
In partnership with le Conservatoire Jean-Baptiste Lully de Puteaux.
© Aparté – Les Talens Lyriques
Parution on the 16th of september 2022