Mathias Vidal

Opera Album Review: A Fabulous World Premiere Recording of a Major Work of the French Baroque Era

November 20, 2023
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This splendid album offers ample proof that Henry Desmarest stands shoulder to shoulder with his major 17th century French contemporaries, Lully and Marin Marais.

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Opera Album Review: A Splendiferous First Recording of an Opera by the Near-Legendary Composer Marin Marais

September 14, 2023
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Marin Marais, memorably enacted by Gérard Depardieu (and his son Guillaume) in the film “Tous les matins du monde,” proves a master of Baroque opera in this splendid recording.

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Opera Album Review: The Most Famous French Baroque Opera, Recorded at the Palace of Versailles

February 8, 2022
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Tenor Mathias Vidal shines, as does the period-instrument orchestra, in the rarely heard, trimmer version of 1761, on the Chateau’s own new award-winning label.

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