Legendary composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.
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German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is a household name; 18th-century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau isn't. But the two have been doing quite well together in a European opera now heading briefly to New York. Two hundred and fifty years after Rameau's death, a revival of his 1745 opera "Platee" about an unsightly swamp nymph who falls for the god Jupiter -- dressed in Lagerfeld-like black and cradling a white cat resembling the designer's prized "Choupette" -- is to have a one-night stand in the Big Apple this week after successful runs in Vienna and Paris. Some of Rameau's other musically rich if implausibly plotted operas are also making the rounds of Europe for his anniversary. For "Platee", Rameau wrote the first known music to deliberately imitate the croaking of amphibians, Rousset said.The fact that these operas can fill theatres -- albeit sometimes tiny ones -- has drawn the attention of opera directors, among them Kasper Holten, director of the Royal Opera in London.
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