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Episode 5

Donald Macleod explores Opera-Comique on the cusp of the 20th century, when its productions went to other Parisian theatres.

The demise of the Théâtre-Lyrique and the destruction and subsequent rebuilding of the Opéra-Comique saw an increase in productions of Opéra-Comique in other Parisian theatres. In this final programme Donald Macleod and guest Karen Henson look at the developments in Opéra-Comique on the cusp of the twentieth century.

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Fri 27 Aug 2010 12:00

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  • André Messager

    Véronique : De ci, de là

    Performer: Hélène - Mady Mesplé (soprano), Florestan -Michel Dens (baritone), Orchestre de l’Association des concerts Lamoureux, Jean-Claude Hartemann (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 7691342.
    • 12.
  • Charles Lecocq

    La fille de Madame Angot : Jours fortunes

    Performer: Clairette - Mady Mesplé (soprano), Mademoiselle Lange - Christiane Stutzmann (soprano), Orchestra of the Opera Comique National Theatre, Jean Doussard (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 7691352.
    • 11.
  • James Rhodes

    Pelléas et Mélisande : Act 1, Scene 1, Une fôret

    Performer: Golaud - Laurent Naouri (baritone), Mélisande - Anne Sofie von Otter (soprano), National Orchestra of France, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • NAIVE V4923.
    • 1.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier - Le Roi Malgré lui (Act 2) : Introduction and choeur dansé

    Performer: Laski - Chris de Moor (bass), Radio France Chorus, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, Charles Dutoit

  • Daniel François Esprit Auber

    Manon: Act 3, Scene 2, A desert in Louisiana

    Performer: Des Grieux - Jean-Claude Orliac (tenor), Manon - Mady Mesplé (soprano), Gervais - Gérard Friedmann (tenor), Marguerite - Emmy Greger (mezzo soprano), Lyric Orchestra and Chorus of Radio France, Jean-Pierre Marty (conductor)

    • EMI CMS 7 632522.

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