This volume contains the first half of the great monologues, arias and ariettas for lyrical soprano from the following operas by Rameau:

Acanthe et Céphise (Céphise)
Anacréon (Chloé)
Castor et Pollux (Télaïre)
Dardanus (Iphise, Vénus)
Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (Memphis, Orie)
Les Fêtes de Polymnie (Hébé, Argélie)
Les Fêtes d’Hébé (Iphise)
La Guirlande (Zélide)
Hippolyte et Aricie (Aricie)

The second half of the numbers for lyrical soprano has been published in volume 2 (BA 9192).

• With a detailed historical introduction (Fr/Eng)
• Idiomatic piano reduction based on the Opera Omnia Rameau
• Each number is introduced by a brief account of the dramatic situation and an English translation of the vocal text
• Co-edited by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and the Société Jean-Philippe Rameau
• Distributed exclusively by Bärenreiter