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Opera Explained - Massenet: Werther


Release Date: 07/19/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8558173   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Jean-Philippe MarlièreMarcus HaddockBéatrice Uria-MonzonJean Delescluse,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National OrchestraChoir of the Maîtrise Boréale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Werther: Excerpt(s) by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Marlière (Baritone), Marcus Haddock (Tenor), Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Mezzo Soprano),
Jean Delescluse (Tenor), René Massis (Baritone), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano),
Jean-Sébastien Bou (Baritone), Maitrise Boreale (Voice)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra,  Choir of the Maîtrise Boréale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Notes: This selection contains narration by David Timson, which was written by Thomson Smillie. Excerpts from the Naxos recording of Werther (Naxos 8-660072/3) are used in this recording to illustrate passages from Smillies's text. 

Sound Samples

An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Introduction
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Ballet in French opera
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: French opera in the 1800s
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Other French opera composers
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Goethe and the plot of Werther
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Prelude and opening of Act I
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Charlotte enters
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Charlotte and Werther return from the ball
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Act II, three months later
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Albert confronts Werther
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Charlotte discourages Werther
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Act III: Prelude and "Letter Scene"
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Sophie comes to cheer up Charlotte
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Charlotte and Werther
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: Act IV, Werther's apartment
An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther: "Tout est fini"

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