Venus, irritated by the young mortal Psyche whose beauty radiates all across the world, dispatches Cupid to impose a thousand trials upon her, which the young victim triumphs over to the point of becoming immortal. In this mythological fable, which is his sixth tragedie lyrique (1678), Lully shows off his immense talent and takes revenge on Moliere, for whom he had written the music of a monumental Psyché in 1671, and which had been the cause of their falling out. A connoisseur of Lully, Christophe Rousset conducts a sumptuous cast that gives his Psyche all the lustre of the great French operas!
Recorded from 29 to 31 January 2022 at the Opéra Royal de Versailles
This recording was made possible thanks to the exceptional support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Grand Mécène of the Talens Lyriques’ anniversary season