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Opera Matinee: Le timbre d'argent

Le timbre d'argent (The Silver Bell), by Camille Saint-Saens. Performed by Opera Comique in a recording from 2017.

Le timbre d'argent (The Silver Bell), by Camille Saint-Saëns. Performed by Opéra Comique in a recording from 2017.
Presented by Tom McKinney.

Conrad.....Edgaras Montvidas (tenor)
Hélène.....Hélène Guilmette (soprano)
Spiridion.....Tassis Christoyannis (baritone)
Bénédict.....Yu Shao (tenor)
Rosa.....Jodie Devos (soprano)
Patrick.....Jean-Yves Ravoux (tenor)
Frantz..... Matthieu Chapuis (tenor)
Circé/ Fiammetta.....Raphaëlle Delaunay (ballerina)

Accentus
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

Synopsis
On a Christmas night, Conrad, an obscure Viennese painter, rebels against misery. Unlucky in love and society, he can’t take it any longer. During a deep crisis of despair, his physician appears to him in the guise of a devil. He offers him a magical object, his silver bell, each ringing of which will make him rich in abundance, while causing the death of an innocent. Upon waking, bewitched Conrad strikes the bell: gold flows but the dead are already collapsed on his doorstep.

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