Jean-Philippe Rameau's spectacular, globetrotting drama Les Indes Galantes features extravagant scenes in locales ranging from a Turkish island in the Indian Ocean, to the Inca Empire of Peru, to a Persian festival of flowers and the "savage" forests of North America.
This production is a semi-staged performance by Boston Baroque from Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music. The ensemble's music director, Martin Pearlman, conducts.
Conductor: Martin Pearlman
L'Amour, Emilie, Zaïre, Zima: Nathalie Paulin (soprano)
Hébé, Phani, Fatima: Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Bellone, Huascar, Adario: Sumner Thompson (baritone)
Osman, Ali, Don Alvar: Nathaniel Watson (baritone)
Don Carlos, Tacmas: Daniel Auchincloss (tenor)
Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus