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Boismortier: Règne, Amour (C. Copeland, M. Krull, Brooklyn Baroque)

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Published on Mar 5, 2015

Dancer Caroline Copeland and soprano Marguerite Krull, accompanied by Brooklyn Baroque, in a choreographed interpretation of the aria “Règne, Amour” from Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s cantata Le Printemps (Spring), published in 1724. Filmed in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, built in 1765.

Caroline Copeland, dancer and choreographer
Marguerite Krull, soprano
Brooklyn Baroque: Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; David Bakamjian, cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord

Producer and director: Erik Ryding
Hair and makeup: Walton Nunez, Ahbi Nishman
Consultant: Cynthia Altoriso
Wardrobe: Joy Havens
Production crew: Josh Farrar, Rebecca Pechefsky

TEXT
Règne, Amour, fais voler tes armes ;
Achève de nous rendre heureux.
Le Printemps bannit nos alarmes,
C’est à toi de combler nos vœux.

Aux amans discrets et fidèles,
Tu dois réserver tes faveurs,
Et pour punir les cœurs rebelles,
Epuiser sur eux tes rigueurs.

Dissipe les jalouses craintes,
Rassure les timide cœurs ;
Et que jamais de flammes feintes
N’abusent des tendres ardeurs.

TRANSLATION
Reign, Cupid, send forth your arrows;
Make our happiness come to pass.
Spring has banished our worries,
It falls to you to fulfill our desires.

For discreet and faithful lovers,
You ought to reserve your favors,
And to punish rebellious hearts,
Use all your severity upon them.

Disperse jealous fears,
Reassure timid hearts,
And never allow false flames
To abuse tender passions.
(Trans. Jonathan Woody)

Special thanks to Carol Ward, Executive Director of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, for allowing us to use the Octagon Room for this video, and to Catherine Turocy, President and Artistic Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company, for providing us with costumes. Thanks also to Lura Berry for preproduction assistance and to the helpful staff at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Copyright © 2015 Quill Classics

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