Baroque Academie

William Christie - Le Jardin des voix 

A film by Priscilla Pizzato
Conducted by P. Pizzato & M. Blanchard
Francesca Boncompagni soprano
Claire Meghnagi soprano
Laura Hynes Smith soprano
Sonya Yoncheva soprano
Amaya Dominguez mezzo soprano
Juan Sancho ténor
Pascal Charbonneau ténor
Nicholas Watts ténor
Jonathan Sells basse

BAC056 / Documentary

To reveal the talent of unknown young singers by sending them on a tour of the world’s leading venues: this is the aim of “Le Jardin des Voix”, the academy founded by William Christie. We share moments of grace, uncertainty and disappointment as the film follows the jury through the auditioning process. Then, a year later, we find the ten winners at the Théâtre de Caen for three weeks of intensive rehearsal with some of the leading figures from today’s Baroque music scene.

Orchestra- Jardin des Voix 3- 2007

Artistic crew: Paul AGNEW, Kenny WEISS, Elsa ROOKE, Rita DE LETTERIIS
Violins: Nadja ZWIENER, Myriam GEVERS, Martha MOORE, George WILLMS, Catherine GIRARD, Sophie GEVERS-DEMOURES, Valérie MASCIA, Michèle SAUVÉ
Cellos: David SIMPSON (bc), Elena ANDREYEV, Paul CARLIOZ, Damien LAUNAY
Viola de gamba: Anne-Marie LASLA (bc)
Contrabass: Jonathan CABLE (bc)
Flute: Sébastien MARQ
Oboe: Pier Luigi FABRETTI Michel HENRY
Bassoon: Claude WASSMER
Harp: Siobhan ARMSTRONG (bc)
Theorbo: Brian FEEHAN
Harpsichord, organ: Benoît HARTOIN (bc), Florian CARRÉ (répétiteur) (bc) basse continue

  • Director: Priscilla Pizzato and Martin Blanchard
  • Length: 93 min - Image: 16/9 NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo
  • Subtitles: English / German
  • Zones: All Zones - 1 disc(s) - Release date: