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Massenet: Le Portrait De Manon; Berlioz: Les Nuits D'ete

Massenet / Paterson / Krafft
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Opera Rara   Catalog #: 47   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jules MassenetHector Berlioz
Performer:  Pablo BemschHanna HippSusana GasparZhengzhong Zhou
Conductor:  Geoffrey PatersonVolker Krafft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southbank Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release features a double bill of Massenet's Le Portrait de Manon and Berlioz's song cycle Les nuits d'été, recorded from live staged performances at the Royal Opera House with artists from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and the Southbank Sinfonia led by Geoffrey Paterson and Volker Krafft. This is the first time the composers Massenet and Berlioz have appeared as part of the Opera Rara catalogue. The single-disc set comes with a lavishly illustrated book, including a complete libretto for Le Portrait de Manon and song translations for Les nuits d'été, as well as detailed notes on both pieces written by the eminent musicologist Hugh Macdonald. This release features a double bill of Massenet's Le Portrait de Manon and Berlioz's song cycle Les nuits d'été, recorded from live staged performances at the Royal Opera House with artists from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and the Southbank Sinfonia led by Geoffrey Paterson and Volker Krafft. This is the first time the composers Massenet and Berlioz have appeared as part of the Opera Rara catalogue. The single-disc set comes with a lavishly illustrated book, including a complete libretto for Le Portrait de Manon and song translations for Les nuits d'été, as well as detailed notes on both pieces written by the eminent musicologist Hugh Macdonald. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le portrait de Manon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Pablo Bemsch (Tenor), Hanna Hipp (Mezzo Soprano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano),
Zhengzhong Zhou (Baritone)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Paterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southbank Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Paris, France 
2.
Les nuits d'été, Op. 7 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Susana Gaspar (Soprano), Hanna Hipp (Mezzo Soprano), Pablo Bemsch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Volker Krafft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southbank Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 

Sound Samples

Le portrait de Manon: Prelude
Le portrait de Manon: Hardi! Hardi! Les jeunes filles (Chorus, Aurore)
Le portrait de Manon: L'amour, toujours l'amour maudit! (Des Grieux, Aurore)
Le portrait de Manon: Hardi! Hardi! Les jeunes filles (Chorus, Des Grieux)
Le portrait de Manon: Et le calme supreme (Des Grieux)
Le portrait de Manon: Mais quelqu'un vient (Jean, Des Grieux)
Le portrait de Manon: En l'an deux cent onze de Rome (Jean)
Le portrait de Manon: C'est fort bien! (Des Grieux, Jean)
Le portrait de Manon: A l'heure ou la rosee s'eveille (Des Grieux, Jean)
Le portrait de Manon: Mon camarade (Tiberge, Des Grieux)
Le portrait de Manon: Dans le uits ou jadis logeait la Verite (Des Grieux, Tiberge)
Le portrait de Manon: Qu'est-ce encore? De l'argent? (Des Grieux, Tiberge)
Le portrait de Manon: Duetto: Bon monsieur, vous avez reussi (Aurore, Jean, Tiberge)
Le portrait de Manon: Aurore, il faut mourir! (Jean, Aurore)
Le portrait de Manon: Les yeux dans vos yeux, a genoux (Jean, Aurore)
Le portrait de Manon: On se serait assis sur le gazon (Aurore)
Le portrait de Manon: Bravo! Bravo! (Jean, Aurore)
Le portrait de Manon: Le chevalier toujours me cacha ce portrait (Jean, Aurore, Tiberge)
Le portrait de Manon: Vous meritez un chatiment severe! (Des Grieux, Jean)
Le portrait de Manon: Le pauvre enfant! (Des Grieux)
Le portrait de Manon: L'amour, ineffable mystere (Aurore, Des Grieux)
Le portrait de Manon: Enfants ... mes chers enfants! (Des Grieux, Aurore, Jean, Tiberge)
Le portrait de Manon: Aurore! (Aurore, Jean, Des Grieux, Tiberge)
Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7: No. 1. Villanelle
Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7: No. 2. Le Spectre de la rose
Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7: No. 3. Sur les lagunes
Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7: No. 4. Absence
Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7: No. 5. Au cimetiere
Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7: No. 6. L'Ile inconnue

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