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This French Baroque opera revolves around a scheme devised by the Gods to punish the ceaselessly jealous Juno by creating a mock affair.
This DVD is really a horrible mess. Its so dark and dingy you can hardly see it, and there are no French subtitles. Read morePublished 2 months ago by furdeal
This is probably the best Rameau production I've ever seen in over thirty years of opera-going, and Platée is undoubtedly one of his greatest (and wittiest) scores.Published 9 months ago by NPW
Great singing, wonderful acting --and though it ends cruelly (the frog princess doesn't rewarded or treated well) a very funny opera. Laurent Naouri is especially good.Published 11 months ago by David A. Ferris
Update: Now there is a newer edition from Arthaus Platee. Enjoy!
Other reviewers have praised this performance in depth, so I won't repeat what was... Read more
A wonderful, imaginative take on an early opera. All involved must of had a gret deal of fun producing the opera.Published on December 9, 2010 by Peter Kirby
I enjoyed this opera. It was nothing like I had expected and it was also clear that the performers enjoyed putting on this performance. The ballet was particularly enjoyable. Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Nick
While I am not generally enthusiastic about "moderne" updates of baroque
works, there's something about Rameau that really lends itself to contemporary re-thinking; maybe... Read more
Platee by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Silly! One word summarizes this work of the ancien regime to a 21st century audience. Read morePublished on July 1, 2008 by Dr. John W. Rippon
One doesn't expect 18th century French Opera to be so much darn fun! This is one of those clever productions where most of the money got spent on costumes and the barest minimum of... Read morePublished on February 16, 2008 by David Thierry