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French Opera

07/16/11 12:00PM

We examine six extraordinary 19th century French operas -- by Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Offenbach, and Massenet.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:02pm

La damnation de Faust: La course à l’abîme; Pandaemonium
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Ambrosian Singers
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Soloists: Nicolai Gedda, tenor
CD/Album: Berlioz - La damnation de Faust
Record co./Cat #: Philips 416395
Release Year: 1973
 
 

12:11pm

Faust: Vin ou bière
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: Orchestre et Chœurs du Théâtre National de l’Opéra
Conductor: André Cluytens
Soloists: Victor Autran, baritone
CD/Album: Gounod: Faust
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69983
Release Year: 1959
 
 

12:12pm

Faust: "Avant de quitter ces lieux"
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra
Conductor: André Cluytens
Soloists: Ernest Blanc, baritone
CD/Album: Gounod: Faust
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69983
Release Year: 1959
 
 

12:13pm

Faust: Jewel Song
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra
Conductor: André Cluytens
Soloists: Victoria de los Angeles, soprano
CD/Album: Gounod: Faust
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69983
Release Year: 1959
 
 

12:15pm

Faust: Act V: Finale
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: Orchestre et Chœurs du Théâtre National de l’Opéra
Conductor: André Cluytens
Soloists: Victoria de los Angeles, soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Boris Christoff, bass
CD/Album: Gounod: Faust
Record co./Cat #: EMI 69983
Release Year: 1959
 
 

12:23pm

Carmen: Conclusion
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra; Robert Shaw Chorale
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Soloists: Risë Stevens, soprano ; Jan Peerce, tenor
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7981
Release Year: 1951
 
 

12:33pm

Samson et Dalila: "Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix"
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Soloists: Elena Obraztsova, mezzo-soprano ; Plácido Domingo, tenor
CD/Album: Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 413297
Release Year: 1979
 
 

12:45pm

Les contes d'Hoffmann: The Legend of Kleinzach
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Orchestre et Chœurs de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Soloists: Placido Domingo, tenor
CD/Album: Jacques Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann
Record co./Cat #: London 417363
Release Year: 1972
 
 

12:52pm

Thaïs: Méditation
Composer: Jules Massenet
Ensemble: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
Conductor: Yves Abel
Soloists: Renaud Capuçon, violin
CD/Album: Massenet - Thaïs
Record co./Cat #: Decca 466766
Release Year: 2000
 
 
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