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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pygmalion - Céline Scheen (soprano); Cyrille Dubois (tenor); Eugénie Warnier (soprano); Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo-soprano);...
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  1. Pygmalion, acte de ballet
  2. Les Fêtes de Polymnie, ballet héroïque
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Composed in 1748, Jean-Philippe Rameau's acte de ballet Pygmalion is based on the tale in Ovid's Metamorphosis of the sculptor Pygmalion, who fell in love with a beautiful statue he had carved, and how the god Cupid brought it to life. This familiar story is better known in updated versions, such as George Bernard Shaw's 1913 stage play Pygmalion , the 1938 film based on that play, and the 1956 musical My Fair Lady, though Rameau's version is quite removed from these modern retellings. Rather, this work is a hybrid ...