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French Opera Masterworks / Fournet, Solti, et al [14 CDs]

Audio Samples

>Halevy, Fromental : La Juive, opera
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme

Album Summary

>Halevy, Fromental : La Juive, opera
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
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Notes & Reviews:

Six complete operas from the French repertoire in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1964-1973.



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>Fromental Halévy (Composer) (1799 - 1862) : La Juive, opera
  • Performers: Richard Tucker (Tenor); Edgar Fleet (Tenor); Yasuko Hayashi (Soprano); Brian Etheridge (Bass); Leslie Fyson (Baritone); John Frost (Bass); Anthony Baldwin (Piano); Robert Bickerstaff (Voice); David Gwynne (Bass); Juan Sabate (Voice); Michele Bris (Voice); John Noble (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Running Time: 13 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performers: Dimiter Petkov (Bass); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Marilyn Horne (Voice); Roger Soyer (Bass)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 118 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gounod, Charles : Faust
  • Performers: Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano); Luigi Alva (Voice); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Mirella Freni (Voice); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Robert Massard (Baritone); Gianni Raimondi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 159 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
  • Performers: Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); José Van Dam (Voice); Thomas Allen (Baritone); Placido Domingo (Voice); Francis Egerton (Tenor); Anne Pashley (Soprano); Teresa Cahill (Soprano); John Dobson (Tenor); Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice); Shirley Verrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 139 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
  • Performers: Bert Vant'Hoff (Voice); Oralia Dominguez (Mezzo Soprano); Henk Driessen (Voice); Ernest Blanc (Baritone); Jon Vickers (Tenor); Aad Rijk (Tenor); Peter Bilt (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jean Fournet
  • Running Time: 87 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé
  • Performers: Monica Benvenuti (Soprano); Bruno Pratico (Baritone); Anna Beretta (Alto); Thelma Badaro (Soprano); Alessandra Ruffini (Soprano); Giuseppe Morino (Tenor); Serena Lazzarini (Mezzo Soprano); Carmelo Caruso (Baritone); Diego Cossu (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlos Piantini
  • Notes: Martina Franc Festival (08/06/1991/08/07/1991)
  • Running Time: 139 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883
  • Studio/Live: Live