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Pathé Opera Series Vol 5 - Nouguès: Les Frère Danilo; Verdi: La Traviata

Release Date: 08/01/2003 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 52043  
Composer:  Jean NouguesGiuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Henri AlbersMarguerite MérentiéAlfred MaguenatEdmond Tirmont,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean NouguesEmile Archainbaud
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1911 the Pathé Company began an ambitious project to record complete operas in French. This series includes eleven operas and preserves the unique French style of singing, a tradition that is completely lost today. This set includes two operas from the Pathé series: Les Frères Danilo and La Traviata. Pathé commissioned Jean-Charles Nouguès (Quo Vadis?) to create an opera specifically for the relatively new phonograph. This was a first in the history of recording and was never repeated. Les Frères Danilo was born in 1911. There is no evidence of Les Frères Danilo ever being staged and therefore, the only way to hear this opera is to hear it on Pathé or to hear on Marston! Conversely, few operas are more performed today than La Traviata Read more and yet, this uniquely French, 1912 version, breathes new life into an old chestnut. The cast includes Jane Morlet, Henri Albers, Hippolyte Belhomme, and Maurizio Troselli. Read less

Works on This Recording

Les frères Danilo by Jean Nougues
Performer:  Henri Albers (Baritone), Marguerite Mérentié (Mezzo Soprano), Alfred Maguenat (Baritone),
Edmond Tirmont (Tenor), Pierre Dupré (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Nougues
Written: 1911 
Date of Recording: c1912 
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marie Gantéri (Soprano), Maurizio Troselli (Tenor), Gaston de Poumayrac (Tenor),
Henri Albers (Baritone), Hyppolite Belhomme (Bass), Pierre Dupré (Bass),
Jane Morlet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emile Archainbaud
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912 

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