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Massenet: Don Quichotte / Minkowski, Van Dam, Santafe, Mechelen

Massenet / Van Dam / Mechelen / Minkowski
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 2147  
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Werner Van MechelenSilvia Tro SantafeJulie MossayJosé Van Dam,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie OrchestraBrussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 52 Mins. 

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MASSENET: Don Quichotte

Jose? Van-Dam [Don Quichotte]
Silvia Tro Santafe? [Dulcine?e]
Werner Van Mechelen [Sancho Panza]
Orchestre symphonique et choeurs de La Monnaie / Marc Minkowski
Directed by Laurent Pelly


Come?die-he?roi?que in 5 acts Libretto by Henri Cain, from Le Chevalier de la longue figure by Jacques Le Lorrain - 1904, from Miguel de Cervantes Premiere: 19.02.1910, Ope?ra de Monte-Carlo This production of one of the late masterpieces of Massenet, 'Don Quichotte', in May 2010 from La Monnaie, was the last great role performed by the feted Belgian baritone, Jose? van Dam. This very special context generates a real intensity, enhanced by the stage direction of
Read more Laurent Pelly and the expertise of Marc Minkowski in French opera repertoire, following numerous productions by Massenet, Debussy, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Auber, Boieldieu, Gounod...
The DVD includes a touching documentary on this production.
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Works on This Recording

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Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Werner Van Mechelen (Baritone), Silvia Tro Santafe (Mezzo Soprano), Julie Mossay (Soprano),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone), Camille Merckx (Soprano), Gijs Van Der Linden (Tenor),
Vincent Delhoume (Baritone)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra,  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A moving experience . November 17, 2012 By BURTON A jONES, JR. (Pearland, TX) See All My Reviews "Why is this terrific opera performed more of in lieu of some of the old "pot boilers" that get done every year? Massenet was a great composer. The cast on this DVD could not be better. I have not heard of Jose Van Dam before but he is wonderful.This was apparently his last opera before retirement. Beautiful voice and acting ability.The rest of the cast is uniformly excellent, the orchestra and conductor are also excellent and the staging is very effective. Don't miss this performance!" Report Abuse
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