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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 December 2009

Napoleon was quick to recognise the political value in supporting the arts. His rationalisation of the theatres in Paris had a direct affect on Opéra-Comique both as an organisation and as an operatic form. With Donald Macleod and Karen Henson.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    François-Adrien Boïeldieu La Fête du village voisin: Boléro

    Performer: Sumi Jo (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    DECCA 4406792, 12

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    François-Adrien Boïeldieu La Dame Blanche (Act 2) : Ce domaine est celui des comtes d'Avenel …. Foyons ….laissons lu

    Performer: George Brown - Michel Sénéchal (tenor), Anna - Françoise Louvay (soprano), Symphony Orchestra of Paris, Pierre Stoll (conductor)

    ACCORD 220862

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini Le Comte Ory : Trio from Act 2 - A la faveur de cette nuit obscure

    Performer: Isolier - Diana Montague (mezzo soprano), Count Ory - John Aler (tenor), Countess Adele - Sumi Jo (soprano), Lyon Opera Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    PHILIPS 422 4062 2

  • Image for Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

    Daniel-François-Esprit Auber Fra Diavolo (Act 2): "Oui, c'est demain, qu'enfin l'on nous marie"

    Performer: Zerline - Mady Mesplé (soprano), Fra Diavolo - Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Beppo - Michel Hamel (tenor), Giacomo - Michel Trempont (bass), Ensemble Choral Jean Laforge, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Soustrot (conductor)

    EMI CDS 754810 2

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    Adolphe Adam Adolphe Adam - Le Postillon de Lonjumeau (Act 1) : Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire; Un mo

    Performer: Chapelou - John Aler (tenor), Le Marquis de Courcy - François le Roux (baritone), Ensemble Choral Jean Laforge, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Thomas Fulton (conductor)

    EMI 747554/55 8, 1 : 7 to 9

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