Alain Lombard

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Born: October 4, 1940; Paris, France  
Alain Lombard is among the leading French conductors from the latter half of the twentieth century. He has held numerous prestigious positions both in the operatic and orchestral realms. Lombard is best known for his interpretations of French opera, particularly of Bizet's Carmen, Gounod's Faust and Romeo et Juliette, Delibes' Lakmé, and Massenet's Werther. He has also garnered notice for his Puccini and Verdi, as well as for instrumental works Read more by Berlioz, Debussy, and Ravel. Lombard's repertory is hardly limited to French and Italian music, however, as it takes in chunks of Prokofiev, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and many others. He has made numerous recordings since the 1960s for a range of labels, including EMI, Elektra, Erato, Forlane, and Valois.

Lombard was born in Paris on October 4, 1940. He was a prodigy, studying at the Paris Conservatory and receiving his first appointment before his 21st birthday, that of assistant conductor at the Lyons Opera in 1961. He was soon appointed principal conductor there, but departed in 1965. The following year he won the Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in Athens and also accepted the post of conductor of the Greater Miami Symphony Orchestra, having earlier scored a notable success in the United States: his New York debut was at the American Opera Society in 1963 when he led a highly praised performance of Massenet's Hérodiade.

Lombard became an assistant to Leonard Bernstein and in 1967 debuted at the Metropolitan Opera with Gounod's Faust. From 1974 to 1980 Lombard served as director of the Opéra du Rhin, based in Strasbourg, but also performed in Colmar and Mulhouse. By 1980 Lombard had become a major force on both opera and concert stages.

In the 1980s he held a string of impressive posts: from 1981-1983 he was music director of the Opéra National de Paris, then served in the same capacity at the Paris-based Opéra-Comique (1983); and in 1988 he accepted the dual posts of music director of the Bordeaux Opéra and the Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra. In 1990 he was appointed director of the Bordeaux Grand Théâtre.

Lombard was also busy in the recording studio, especially throughout the 1990s and the new century, turning out recordings of Lakmé (1990; EMI), the Mahler Fifth Symphony with the Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra (1998; Forlane), and several of Carmen, including the 2004 DVD of the Franco Zeffirelli/Verona production on TDK. Read less

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Born: October 4, 1940; Paris, France  
Alain Lombard is among the leading French conductors from the latter half of the twentieth century. He has held numerous prestigious positions both in the operatic and orchestral realms. Lombard is best known for his interpretations of French opera, particularly of Bizet's Carmen, Gounod's Faust and Romeo et Juliette, Delibes' Lakmé, and Massenet's Werther. He has also garnered notice for his Puccini and Verdi, as well as for instrumental works Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Turandot: Nessun dorma! (Calaf/Coro)
Turandot (Act III) (1991 Digital Remaster): Nessun dorma
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Popolo di Pekino! (Mandarin, Crowd, Guards, Liù)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Padre! Mio padre! (Calaf, Guards, Liù, Crowd, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Perduta la battaglia (Timur, Calaf, Liù, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Gira la cote! Gira! (Crowd, Executioner's men)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Perch tarda la luna? (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L, sui monti dell'est (children)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: o giovinetto! (Crowd, Calaf, White Priests)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Figlio, che fai? (Timur, Calaf, Liù, Prince of Persia, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Fermo! che fai? T'arresta! (Ministers [Ping,Pang & Pong], Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Silenzio, olà! (Handmaidens, Ministers, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Guardalo, Pong! (Ministers, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Non indugiare! (Phantoms, Calaf, Ministers, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Signore, ascolta! (Liù)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Non piangere, Li (Calaf, Li, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Timur, Li, Ministers, Calaf, All others)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Olà Pang! Olà Pong! (Ministers
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: O Cina, o Cina (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Ho una casa nell'Honan (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: O mondo, pieno di pazzi innamorati! (Ministers, Chorus)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Addio, amore! (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Soi si sogna (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Gravi, enormi ed imponenti (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Un giuramento atroce mi costringe (Emperor, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Diecimilia anni al nostro Imperatore! (Crowd, Mandarin, Children)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Prelude
VIENS MALLIKA LAKME ACTE 1
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Prendre le dessin (Gerald)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles (Lakmé)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): D'où viens-tu? (Lakmé, Gerald)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): C'est un pauvre qui mendie...Lakmé, ton doux regard se voile (Nilakantha)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Par les dieux inspirée...Où va la jeune indoue (Bell Song) (Nilakantha, Lakmé)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Lakmé! Lakmé! c'est toi! (Gerald, Lakmé)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Sous le ciel tout étoilé (Lakmé)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Quel vague souvenir (Lakmé, Gerald)
Lakmé (highlights) (1987 Remastered Version): Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve (Lakmé, Gerald, Nilakantha)
Lakmé (1987 Digital Remaster): Viens, Mallika
Lakmé (Act I) (1987 Digital Remaster): Flower Duet
Act I: Prelude
Act I: Scene and Chorus: Sur la place Chacun passe (Chorus, Morales, Micaela)
Act I: March and Chorus of Urchins: Avec la garde montante (Chorus)
Act I: Il y a une jolie fille qui est venue te demander (Zuniga, Morales, Don Jose)
Act I: Dites-moi, brigadier (Zuniga, Don Jose)
Act I: Chorus of Cigarette Girls: La cloche a sonne (Chorus)
Act I: Habanera: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen)
Act I: Carmen, sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous (Chorus, Carmen, Don Jose)
Act I: Micaela! Que'est-ce que tu fais ici? (Carmen, Don Jose, Micaela)
Act I: Duet: Parle-moi de ma mere (Don Jose, Micaela)
Act I: Attends un peu, je vais lire sa lettre (Don Jose, Micaela)
Act I: Chorus: Au secours! N'entendez-vous pas? (Chorus, Zuniga)
Act I: Voyons brigadier ... (Zuniga, Don Jose, Carmen)
Act I: Chanson and Melodrama: Tra la la ... (Carmen, Zuniga, Don Jose)
Act I: Ou me conduirez-vous? (Carmen, Don Jose)
Act I: Seguedilla and Duet: Pres des remparts de Seville (Carmen, Don Jose)
Act I: Finale: Voici l'ordre, partez! (Zuniga, Carmen)
Act II: Entr'acte
Act II: Chanson Boheme: Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes)
Act II: Il commence a se faire tard ... (Lillas Pastia, Zuniga, Frasquita, Mercedes, Carmen)
Act II: Chorus: Vivat! vivat le torero! (Chorus, Zuniga, Morales)
Act II: Couplets: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Escamillo, Frasquita, Mercedes, Carmen)
Act II: Messieurs les officiers, je vous en prie (Lillas Pastia, Zuniga, Escamillo, Carmen)
Act II: Sortie d'Escamillo: Toreador, en garde! (Chorus)
Act II: Pourquoi etais-tu si presse (Frasquita, Lillas Pastia)
Act II: Quintet: Nous avons en tete une affaire (Le Dancaire, Frasquita, Mercedes, Le Remendado, Carmen)
Act II: En voila assez, je t'ai dit (Le Dancaire, Carmen)
Act II: Chanson: Halte-la, Qui va la? (Don Jose, Frasquita, Le Remendado, Mercedes, Le Dancaire)
Act II: Chanson: Halte-la! Qui va la? Dragon d'Alcala (Don Jose)
Act II: Enfin, te voila ... (Carmen, Don Jose)
Act II: Duet: Je vais danser en votre honneur (Carmen, Don Jose)
Act II: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Don Jose, Carmen)
Act II: Non, tu ne m'aime pas! (Carmen, Don Jose)
Act II: Finale: Hola, Carmen, Hola! Hola! (Zuniga, Don Jose, Carmen)
Act III: Entr'acte
Act III: Sextet and Chorus: Ecoute, compagnon, ecoute (Chorus, Frasquita, Mercedes, Carmen, Don Jose, Le Remendado, Le Dancaire)
Act III: Maintenant ceux qui ont sommeil (Le Dancaire, Le Remendado, Don Jose, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercedes)
Act III: Trio: Melons! Coupons! (Frasquita, Mercedes, Carmen)
Act III: Nous avons apercu trois douaniers (Le Dancaire, Carmen, Don Jose)
Act III: Morceau d'Ensemble: Quant au douanier ... (Chorus, Mercedes, Carmen, Frasquita)
Act III: Aria: C'est des contrebandiers - Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante (Micaela)
Act III: Qui Etes-vous? Repondez - Duet: Je suis Escamillo, torero de Grenade (Don Jose, Escamillo)
Act III: Finale: Hola! hola! Jose! (Carmen, Escamillo, Le Dancaire, Don Jose, Micaela, Chorus)
Act IV: Entr'acte
Act IV: Chorus: A deux cuartos
Act IV: Marche and Chorus: Les Voici, voici la quadrille
Act IV: Duet and Final Chorus: C'est Toi? C'est moi. (Don Jose, Carmen, Chorus)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster): Prélude
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: A l'heure accoutumée (Mallika/Hadji/Choeur/Nilakantha)
Lakmé - Acte I : Blanche Dourga, Pâle Siva ! (Lakmé, Choeur, Nilakantha) (Remasterisé En 2002)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Lakmé, c'est toi qui nous protèges! (Nilakantha/Lakmé/Hadji/Mallika)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Viens, Mallika (Lakmé/Mallika)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Dôme épais le jasmin à la rose s'assemble (Lakmé/Mallika)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Miss Rose, Miss Ellen, respectez les clôtures! (Miss Bentson/Ellen/Rose/Gérald/Frédéric)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Quand une femme est si jolie (Miss Bentson/Ellen/Rose/Gérald/Frédéric)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Nous commettons un sacrilège (Miss Bentson/Ellen/Rose/Gérald/Frédéric)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Prendre le dessin d'un bijou (Gérald)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Fantaisie aux divins mensonges (Gérald)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Non! je ne veux pas toucher (Gérald/Lakmé/Mallika)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles (Lakmé)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Pourquoi dans les grands bois (Lakmé)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Ah! Mallika! Mallika! (Lakmé/Mallika/Hadji)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: D'où viens-tu? Que veux-tu? (Lakmé/Gérald)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: C'est le dieu de la jeunesse (Lakmé/Gérald)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Viens! là! là! (Hadji/Nilakantha/Lakmé/Choeur)
Lakmé - Acte I : Entr'acte (Orchestre) (Remasterisé En 2002)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Alllons, avant que midi sonne (Choeur)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Ces égoïstes, peu formalistes (Miss Bentson/Choeur/Frédéric/Rose)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Enfin! Nous aurons du silence! (Miss Bentson/Frédéric/Rose)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two, Airs de danse (Orchestre): Introduction (Orchestre)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two, Airs de danse (Orchestre): Terâna (Orchestre)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two, Airs de danse (Orchestre): Rektah (Orchestre)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two, Airs de danse (Orchestre): Persian (Orchestre avec choeur)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two, Airs de danse (Orchestre): Coda (Orchestre avec choeur)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two, Airs de danse (Orchestre): Sortie (Orchestre)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Voyez donc ce vieillard et cette jeune fille! (Rose/Frédéric/Miss Bentson/Ellen/Gérald)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Ah! ce vieillard encore...C'est un pauvre qui mendie (Rose/Nilakantha/Lakmé)
Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Lakmé, ton doux regard se voile (Nilakantha)
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), PROLOGUE: (Orchestre)
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), PROLOGUE: Verone vit jadis deux familles rivales
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: L'heure s'envole
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Eh! bien? cher Paris!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Ah! qu'elle est belle!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Allons! jeunes gens! Allons! belles dames
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Enfin la place est libre amis!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Mab, la reine des mensonges
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Eh! bein! que l'avertissement
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Voyons nourrice, on m'attend, parle vite!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Je veux vivre dans ce reve
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Le nom de cette bel enfant?
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Ange adorable, ma main coupable
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Quelqu'un!...C'est mon cousin Tybalt!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT TWO: On nuit! sous tes ailes obscures abrite moi!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT TWO: L'amour! l'amour!...Ah! Leve-toi soleil!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT TWO: Helas! moi, le hair!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT TWO: Ecoute!...on vient!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT TWO: De qui parlez-vous donc?
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT TWO: O nuit divine! je t'emplore
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene One: Entr'acte
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene One: Mon pere! Dieu vous garde!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene One: Dieu, que fis l'homme a ton image
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maitre
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Ah! ah! voici nos gens!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Allons!...tu ne me connais pas, Tybalt
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Que le diable soit de vos deux mainsons
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Il meurt! Revines a toi!...O jour de deuil!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT THREE, Scene Two: Le Duc! Le Duc"
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Va! je t'ai pardonne, Tybalt voulait ta mort
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Romeo! qu'a-tu donc?
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Juliette!...ah!...le ciel soit louve
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Que l'hymne nuptial succede aux cris des armes
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Mon pere! tout m'accable
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Buvez donc ce breuvage
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FOUR: Ma fille, cede aux vouex du fiance
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FIVE: 'Le Sommeil de Juliette'
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FIVE: C'est la!...Salut! tombeau! sombre et silencieux!
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FIVE: A toi, ma Juliette
Roméo et Juliette (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT FIVE: Console toi, pauvre âme
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Popolo di Pekino! (Mandarin, Crowd, Guards, Liù)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Padre! Mio padre! (Calaf, Guards, Liù, Crowd, Timur)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Perduta la battaglia (Timur, Calaf, Liù, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Gira la cote! Gira! (Crowd, Executioner's men)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Perché tarda la luna? (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Là, sui monti dell'est (children)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: o giovinetto! (Crowd, Calaf, White Priests)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Figlio, che fai? (Timur, Calaf, Liù, Prince of Persia, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Fermo! che fai? T'arresta! (Ministers [Ping,Pang & Pong], Calaf)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Silenzio, olà! (Handmaidens, Ministers, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Guardalo, Pong! (Ministers, Timur)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Non indugiare! (Phantoms, Calaf, Ministers, Timur)
Turandot, Act I: Signore, ascolta! (Liù.)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Non piangere, Liù (Calaf, Liù, Timur)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Timur, Liù, Ministers, Il Principe, Chorus)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 1: Olà Pang! Olà Pong! (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 1: O Cina, o Cina (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 1: Ho una casa nell'Honan (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 1: O mondo, pieno di pazzi innamorati! (Ministers, Chorus)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 1: Addio, amore! (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 1: Soi si sogna (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 2: Gravi, enormi ed imponenti (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 2: Un giuramento atroce mi costringe (Emperor, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 2: Diecimilia anni al nostro Imperatore! (Crowd, Mandarin, Children)


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