The pastorale héroïque Acis et Galatée is the last complete opera by Jean-Baptiste Lully. Commissioned for a celebration to honour the dauphin, the work was first performed at the Château d’Anet in 1686. His usual collaborator, Quinault, having withdrawn from theatrical work, Lully turned to Jean Galbert de Campistron for the libretto, inspired by the famous legend of the shepherd Acis and the sea nymph Galatea, as related in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Acis is murdered, crushed under a rock, by his rival, the Cyclops Polyphemus, but in the end, restored to life and transformed into a river by Neptune, he is united with his beloved Galatea.
This recording was made possible thanks to the generous support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.
Les Talens Lyriques are partners of the Conservatoire Jean Baptiste Lully in Puteaux
Recorded by Little Tribeca in July 2021 in Puteaux
℗ 2022 Little Tribeca – Les Talens Lyriques
© 2022 Little Tribeca
Total time CD1 : 51′ – CD2 : 60′
Published on 14 October 2022