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French Romantic Cantatas

Boisselot / Cherubini / Opera Fuoco / Stern
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 337   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Luigi CherubiniLouis Ferdinand HeroldCharles-Simon CatelDominique-François-Xavier Boisselot
Performer:  Karine Deshayes
Conductor:  David Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Fuoco
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording, produced by the Bru-Zane Foundation and released by ZZT, is an invitation to discovery: that of Romantic French cantatas by Cherubini, Hérold and Boisselot in the company of an exceptional guide, mezzo- soprano Karine Deshayes, and with the attentive complicity of Opera Fuoco and its conductor, David Stern Composed between 1789 and 1836, these scores bear witness to a genre, the French Cantata, very much present during the Baroque era and restored to favour in the 19th century as a sort of alternative to the Italian stage, generally perceived in France as being overly exuberant. So discoveries combined with the pleasure of again finding the splendid voice - particularly well adapted to this repertoire - of Karine Read more Deshayes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Medea by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Fuoco
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
2. Circé by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Fuoco
3. Ariane by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Fuoco
4. Sémiramis by Charles-Simon Catel
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Fuoco
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1802 
5. Velleda by Dominique-François-Xavier Boisselot
Performer:  Karine Deshayes (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Fuoco
Period: Romantic 

Sound Samples

Medea (Medee): Overture
Velleda
Ariane
Medea (Medee) (Sung in French): Medea (Medee), Act II: Ah! Nos peines seront communes (Sung in French)
Semiramis: Overture
Circe: Sur un rocher desert

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