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Thomas: Hamlet / Langree, Champs-Elysees Orchestra, Les Elements [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 11/08/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 103  
Composer:  Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Sylvie BrunetSabine DevieilheStèphane DegoutLaurent Alvaro
Conductor:  Louis Langrée
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements EnsembleChamps-Élysées Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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With Shakespearian operas all the rage in Paris during the 19th century, Ambroise Thomas and his librettists Michel Carre and Jules Barbier adapted Hamlet to create a romantic spectacle in which the character of Ophelie shines with a haunting radiance. With its virtuosic arias, stunning ensembles and vivid orchestration – with the colourful addition of the newly invented saxophone – Thomas composed one of the most successful operas in the French repertoire. This is further enhanced by director Cyril Teste’s
Read more multi-layered production, reinstating its powerful original ending, and including cinematic techniques to create ‘a very palpable hit’ (bachtrack.com).
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Works on This Recording

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Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Sylvie Brunet (Mezzo Soprano), Sabine Devieilhe (Soprano), Stèphane Degout (Baritone),
Laurent Alvaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Louis Langrée
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Elements Ensemble,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 

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