Ben Heppner - Airs Français / Myung-Whun Chung, London SO

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23
>Berlioz, Hector : Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138
>Halévy, Jacques : La juive
>Massenet, Jules : Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions)
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète
>Rouget de Lisle, Claude-J : La Marseillaise (National Anthem, French Republic)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This first solo release from Ben Heppner on the DG label features grand, dramatic, and lyrically sweeping arias by the great French Romantics - Berlioz, Halevy, Massenet and Meyerbeer. The Good CD Guide praises Heppner's voice for its rare combination of "heroic power and lyric beauty."



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Works Details

>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a :: Inutiles regrets
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Notes: Composition written: 1858.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Berlioz, Hector : Benvenuto Cellini, opera Op. 23 :: Seul pour lutter
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/1834-09/1838.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 05/1834-09/1838

>Berlioz, Hector : Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138 :: Ah! je vais l'aimer
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 08/1860-02/1862

>Fromental Halévy (1799 - 1862) : La juive :: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Massenet, Jules : Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions) :: Ce monde que je vois...Ah, qu'il est loin, mon pays
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: Pays merveilleux...O paradis
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: Plus blanche que la blanche hermine
  • Performers: Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète :: Roi du ciel
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rouget de Lisle, Claude-J : La Marseillaise (National Anthem, French Republic)
  • Performer: Ben Heppner
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1792