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Great Voices of the Past - Favorite French Excerpts

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Halévy, Jacques : La juive
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Massenet, Jules : Il re di Lahore
>Massenet, Jules : Herodiade
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Robert le Diable
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Gounod, Charles : La Reine de Saba
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Notes & Reviews:

The first-ever budget priced album of great singers in French opera features selections from all the most famous titles, as well as a few rarities including a 'sleeper' hit from Gounod's 'The Queen of Sheba'.



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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Près des remparts de Séville (Séguidille)
  • Performer: Rosa Ponselle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Les tringles des sistres tintaient
  • Performer: Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Votre toast (Toreador Song)
  • Performer: Lawrence Tibbett
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
  • Performer: Claudia Muzio (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Fromental Halévy (Composer) (1799 - 1862) : La juive :: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour
  • Performer: Grace Moore (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Erno Rapée
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys :: Vainement, ma bien aimée (Aubade)
  • Performer: Edmond Clement (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875-88.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875-1888

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Oú va la jeune Hindoue (Bell Song)
  • Performer: Lily Pons
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Massenet, Jules : Il re di Lahore :: O casto fior (O chaste fleur)
  • Performer: Riccardo Stracciari (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade :: Egli è bel (Il est doux, il est bon)
  • Performer: Claudia Muzio (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Ah! dispair vision (Ah! fuyez, douce image)
  • Performer: Tito Schipa
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Je viens célebrer la victoire
  • Performers: Enrico Caruso; Marcel Journet (Bass); Louise Homer (Alto)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Wanda Werminska
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet :: A vos jeux, mes amis (Mad Scene)
  • Performer: Nellie Melba (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Mi par d'udir ancora (Je crois entendre encore)
  • Performer: John McCormack
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Edmond Clement (Voice); Marcel Journet (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! Lève-toi, soleil
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Juliet's Waltz Song)
  • Performer: Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Que fais-tu blanche tourtourelle?
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Robert le Diable :: Valse infernale
  • Performer: Juste Nivette (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: O paradiso (O paradis)
  • Performer: Beniamino Gigli
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: Piff! Paff!
  • Performer: Paul Aumonier (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène :: Au mont Ida
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1864

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Legend of Kleinzach
  • Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Doll's Song)
  • Performer: Lily Pons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Ah! non credevi tu (Elle ne croyait pas)
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Je suis Titania
  • Performer: Lily Pons
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Addio Mignon (Adieu, Mignon)
  • Performer: Ferruccio Tagliavini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performer: Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid :: Ah! tout es bien fini...O Souverain
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: O sainte médaille...Avant de quitter ces lieux
  • Performer: Lawrence Tibbett
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Le veau d'or
  • Performer: Pol Plançon (Bass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ah! je ris de me voir (Jewel Song)
  • Performer: Nellie Melba (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Vous qui faites l'endormie
  • Performer: Feodor Chaliapin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: All'erta, all'erta (Finale)
  • Performers: Pablo Civil (Tenor); Tancredi Pasero (Bass); Gina Vocals] (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorenzo Molajoli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : La Reine de Saba :: Sous les pieds
  • Performer: Ezio Pinza (Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1861-1862