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Tragédiennes 3, "Héroïnes romantiques"

Gluck, Méhul, Salieri, Gossec, Meyerbeer, Kreutzer, Berlioz, Cherubini, Verdi

  • © M. Ribes & A. Vo Van Tao_Virgin Classics

  • Virgin Classics

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Cast

Soprano, Véronique Gens
Music direction, Christophe Rousset
Les Talens Lyriques

 

 

 

Programme

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Iphigénie en Tauride (1779)
Etienne-Nicolas Méhul (1763-1817)
Stratonice [1792) - ouverture
Ariodant (1799)
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
Les Danaïdes (1784)  - ouverture
François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)

Thésée (1782)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)
Le Prophète (1849)
Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831)
Astianax (1801)
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Les Troyens (1858)
Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
Médée (1797) - ouverture
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Don Carlos (1867)

 

Intro

After two first CD's devoted to the great heroines of Baroque and Classical opera, Véronique Gens and Christophe Rousset will continue their exploration of tragedy in French, focusing on the Romantic period. From Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck (1779) to Sapho by Gounod (1851), Hérodiade or Marie-Magdeleine (1906) by Massenet, the three volumes of the “Tragic heroins” series will cover three centuries of opera and will thus illustrate the evolution of lyric and musical expression. This new program will be exclusively composed of arias in French, but will also offer pieces that have been reworked or trans- lated by the composers themselves such as Don Carlos of Verdi.

 

This programme is supported by the Annenberg Foundation / Gregory et Regina Annenberg Weingarten and the Cercle des Mécènes of Les Talens Lyriques. Coproduction Opéra Comique,  Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française.

Events' dates

DATE TIME VENUE RESERVATIONS' INFORMATIONS
Wed 20 July 2011 20h00 Grand Théâtre de Provence / Aix-en-Provence / France

+33 820 922 923

Sun 14 August 2011 18h30 KKL Concert Hall / Lucerne / Suisse

+41 41 226 44 80

Sat 8 October 2011 20h00 Scuola Grande di San Rocco / Venise / Italie

++39 041 52 11 005

Thu 13 October 2011 20h00 Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

Sat 15 October 2011 20h00 Arsenal / Metz / France

+33 3 87 74 16 16

Tue 10 April 2012 20h00 Opéra Comique / Paris / France

+33 825 01 01 23

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