Ambroise Thomas

Opera composer. Born 5 August 1811. Died 12 February 1896
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1811-08-05
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Ambroise Thomas Biography (Wikipedia)

Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (5 August 1811 – 12 February 1896) was a French composer and teacher, best known for his operas Mignon (1866) and Hamlet (1868).

Born into a musical family, Thomas was a student at the Conservatoire de Paris, winning France's top music prize, the Prix de Rome. He pursued a career as a composer of operas, completing his first opera, La double échelle, in 1837. He wrote twenty further operas over the next decades, mostly comic, but he also treated more serious subjects, finding considerable success with audiences in France and abroad.

Thomas was appointed as a professor at the Conservatoire in 1856, and in 1871 he succeeded Daniel Auber as director. Between then and his death at his home in Paris twenty-five years later, he modernised the Conservatoire's organisation while imposing a rigidly conservative curriculum, hostile to modern music, and attempting to prevent composers such as César Franck and Gabriel Fauré from influencing the students of the Conservatoire.

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Mignon (Overture)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Raymond (Overture)
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Raymond (Overture)
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"Adieu! Mignon" from "Mignon", Act 2
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"Adieu! Mignon" from "Mignon", Act 2
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Oui, pour ce soir (Mignon)
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Oui, pour ce soir (Mignon)
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Comme une pale fleur (from "Hamlet", Act 5)
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Comme une pale fleur (from "Hamlet", Act 5)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Aria: "Elle ne croyait pas" (from "Mignon", Act 3)
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Aria: "Elle ne croyait pas" (from "Mignon", Act 3)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Mignon (Overture)
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Hamlet: A vos jeux, mes amis, permettez-moi
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Hamlet: A vos jeux, mes amis, permettez-moi
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Mignon: Overture
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Mignon: Overture
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O Vin, dissipe ma tristesse - from the opera 'Hamlet'
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O Vin, dissipe ma tristesse - from the opera 'Hamlet'
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Raymond Overture
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Raymond Overture
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Mignon (Gavotte)
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Mignon (Gavotte)
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O vin dissipe la tristesse - from Hamlet Act 2
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O vin dissipe la tristesse - from Hamlet Act 2

O vin dissipe la tristesse - from Hamlet Act 2

Singer
Brett Polegato
Orchestra
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
Conductor
Richard Bradshaw
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Ophelia's Mad Scene from Hamlet
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Ophelia's Mad Scene from Hamlet
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Gavotte from ‘Mignon’
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Gavotte from ‘Mignon’
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Raymond: Overture
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Raymond: Overture
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