Sylvain Cambreling

Biography

Born: July 2, 1948; Amiens, France  
Sylvain Cambreling is one of the leading French operatic conductors. He is known for his often startling innovations in many opera productions: in a performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the 2001 Salzburg Festival he employed a synthesizer to deliver recitative accompaniments, and at a performance of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, he used some of the composer's songs as transitional material between acts. Cambreling also conducts Read more orchestral concerts on a regular basis, and here as well he imparts imaginative touches to the programming: his concert bills might well mix disparate composers like Haydn and Messiaen or present a colorful assortment of traditional and contemporary works. Cambreling has made many recordings for a variety of labels, including EMI, Hanssler, Orfeo D'or, and others.

Cambreling was born in Amiens, France, on July 2, 1948. At the Paris Conservatory he studied trombone; in 1971 he was taken on as trombonist with the Lyons Symphony Orchestra, but was already preparing for a career in conducting via his studies with conductor/composer Pierre Dervaux. Cambreling won second prize at the 1974 Besançon International Conducting Competition.

In 1975 he debuted as a conductor with the Lyons Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Schumann's Scenes from Goethe's Faust. That same year he accepted a post at the Lyons Opera as an assistant to music director Serge Baudo. Cambreling's operatic debut also came in that watershed year of 1975 in a performance of Rossini's La Cenerentola.

Cambreling began working with Pierre Boulez in 1976, leading many performances of the latter's Ensemble InterContemporain. From 1981-1991 Cambreling served as music director of the Theatre de la Monnaie, Brussels. There he conducted a broad range of operatic repertory to generally favorable response, in the end advancing the reputation of the company. At the Frankfurt Opera he served as music director and artistic director from 1993-1997.

In 1999 Cambreling was appointed chief conductor of the SWR Baden-Baden und Freiburg Sinfonieorchester, a post he still held in 2007. In the new century Cambreling has been appearing regularly at the Paris National Opera leading a variety of compelling performances, including Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges, Messiaen's St. François d'Assisse, and Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Among Cambreling's more notable recordings include the 1999 Katya Kabanova on Orfeo D'or and the 2005 album of Debussy's Images, Danses, and La Mer, on Hanssler Classics. Read less

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Biography

Born: July 2, 1948; Amiens, France  
Sylvain Cambreling is one of the leading French operatic conductors. He is known for his often startling innovations in many opera productions: in a performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the 2001 Salzburg Festival he employed a synthesizer to deliver recitative accompaniments, and at a performance of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, he used some of the composer's songs as transitional material between acts. Cambreling also conducts Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Adagio (Harold in the Mountains. Scenes of Melancholy, Happiness and Joy)
II. Allegretto (March of the Pilgrims Singing the Evening Prayer)
III. Allegro Assai (Serenade of an Abruzzi Mountain-Dweller to his Mistress)
IV. Allegro Frenetico (Orgy of Brigands. Memories of Scenes Past)
Tableau I: The Shrovetide Fair - The Mountebank's Booth - Russian Dance
Tableau II: 's Room
Tableau III: The Moor's Room - Dance of the Ballerina - Waltz
Tableau IV: The Shrovetide Fair - Wet Nurses' Dance - Peasant and Bear - Dance of the Gipsy Girls - Dance of the Coachmen and Ostlers - The Masqueraders - Death of
No. 1. Meditation religieuse
No. 2. La mort d'Ophelie
No. 3. Marche funebre pour la derniere scene d'Hamlet
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Introduction
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): The Augurs of Spring / Dances of the Young Girls
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Ritual of Abduction
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Spring Rounds
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Procession of the Sage
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): The Sage
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Dance of the Earth
Part II (The Sacrifice): Introduction
Part II (The Sacrifice): Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Part II (The Sacrifice): Glorification of the Chosen One
Part II (The Sacrifice): Evocation of the Ancestors
Part II (The Sacrifice): Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Part II (The Sacrifice): Sacrificial Dance
Solo I
Tutti I
Solo II
Tutti II
Solo III
Tutti III
Solo IV
Tutti IV
Solo V
Tutti V
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): Prelude et Introduction - Glou, glou, glou (Chorus)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): La verité dit-on (Chorus)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): Le conseilleur Lindorf, morbleu! (Lindorf, Nicklausse, Andres)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): Voyons "Pour Hoffmann" Bon! (Lindorf)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): L'entr'acte commence ...(Luther, Chorus, Hermann, Nathanaël)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): Vive Dieu! mes amis...(Nathanaël, Chorus, Hermann, Lindorf, Luther, Hoffmann, Nicklausse)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): Notte e giorno mal dormire...Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach (Nicklausse,Hoffmann,Herman,Nathanaël,Chorus)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): A la bonne heure au moins!...(Nicklausse, Hoffmann, Hermann, Lindorf, Chorus)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act I (Prologue): Je vous dit, moi, qu'un malheur ma menace (Hoffmann, Lindorf, Nathanaël, Hermann, Chorus, Nicklausse, Luther)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Là! dors en paix (Spalanzani, Hoffmann, Cochenille)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Allons! courage et confiance (Hoffmann, Nicklausse)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Voyez-la sous son éventail (Nicklausse, Hoffman)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: C'est moi, Coppelius (Coppelius, Nicklausse, Hoffman)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Servitueur ...Monsier, je vous jure qu'ils sont noir (Hoffmann, Coppelius, Nicklausse)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Hein! Vous? Ce cher maître!... (Spalanzani, Coppelius, Hoffmann, Cochenile)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Non aucun hôte vraiment (Chorus, Spalanzani, Nicklausse, Hoffmann, Cochenille, Voix de Basse)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act II: Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Olympia/Choeurs)
Qual Rugiada
Compianto
Maraviglioso Fior del Vostro Mare
Estro
Deh, vien, Morte soave


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