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Gaveaux: Leonore, ou L'amour conjugal / Brown, Opera Lafayette


Release Date: 12/07/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110591  
Composer:  Pierre Gaveaux
Performer:  Alexandre SylvestreKeven GeddesPascale BeaudinDominique Cote,   ... 
Conductor:  Ryan Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Lafayette OrchestraOpera Lafayette Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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A political prisoner awaits death in his cell. A woman puts herself in mortal danger to seek justice. With its atmosphere of revolution and tale of devotional romance and a dramatic rescue from captivity, Pierre Gaveaux’s Léonore, ou L’Amour conjugal was the direct forerunner to Beethoven’s Fidelio. Having been entirely overshadowed by its famous successor and lain hidden for centuries, this both darkly somber and entertainingly celebratory opéra comique is seen here in an acclaimed modern premiere whose timeless and inspiring story of female heroism and political injustice is as relevant today as ever. The Washington Post
Read more wrote of this production: “Opera Lafayette’s smart, efficient production brought the brief opera comique fully to life with vivid playing and singing… events such as this… are a rarity anywhere and a gift...”
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Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal by Pierre Gaveaux
Performer:  Alexandre Sylvestre (Bass), Keven Geddes (Tenor), Pascale Beaudin (Soprano),
Dominique Cote (Baritone), Jean-Michel Richter (Tenor), Kimy McLaren (Soprano),
Tomislav Lavoie (Bass)
Conductor:  Ryan Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Lafayette Orchestra,  Opera Lafayette Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: France 

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