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

Album Summary

>Halévy, 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 : Lakmé, opera
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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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>Halévy, Fromental : La Juive, opera
  • Performers: Richard Tucker (Tenor); Anthony Baldwin (Piano); Yasuko Hayashi (Soprano); John Noble (Baritone); John Frost (Bass); Brian Etheridge (Bass); David Gwynne (Bass); Edgar Fleet (Tenor); Michele Bris (Voice); Juan Sabate (Voice); Robert Bickerstaff (Voice); Leslie Fyson (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); Marilyn Horne (Voice); Roger Soyer (Bass); Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • 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: Mirella Freni (Voice); Gianni Raimondi (Tenor); Luigi Alva (Voice); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Robert Massard (Baritone)
  • 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: John Dobson (Tenor); Shirley Verrett (Voice); Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice); Placido Domingo (Voice); José Van Dam (Voice); Thomas Allen (Baritone); Francis Egerton (Tenor); Teresa Cahill (Soprano); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Anne Pashley (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 139 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

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

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera
  • Performers: Alessandra Ruffini (Soprano); Thelma Badaro (Soprano); Anna Beretta (Alto); Bruno Pratico (Baritone); Monica Benvenuti (Soprano); Carmelo Caruso (Baritone); Giuseppe Morino (Tenor); Serena Lazzarini (Mezzo Soprano); 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