Le Roi et le fermier (The King and the Farmer) is set in an evocative and stormy Sherwood Forest and tells the tale of a King's encounter with a humble farmer, gently satirizing political issues of the day. Its numerous innovations foreshadow Romanticism, making it a milestone in Operatic history today, as well as making Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny famous in France and beyond in the 18th Century. Ryan Brown and Opera Lafayette bring us another spellbinding World Premiere performance on Naxos, featured here alongside their impressive catalog of recordings. For a limited time, take 20% off any recording in this feature.
MONSIGNY, P.-A.: Roi et le fermier (Le) (The King and the Farmer) [Comic Opera] (Opera Lafayette, Brown)
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