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Massenet: Don Quichotte / Gergiev, Furlanetto, Kiknadze, Serov, Mariinsky Orchestra

Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Mariinsky   Catalog #: 0523   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna KiknadzeFerruccio FurlanettoAndrei Serov
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is one of the most sought-after interpreters of French, Italian and Russian repertoire. Here he joins Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra for a sumptuous recording of Massenet’s final great opera, Don Quichotte. Gergiev is no stranger to conducting Massenet, having recorded an outstanding performance of Hérodiade in 1995 with Renée Fleming and Placido Domingo. Don Quichotte, Massenet’s comédie-héroïque, is a tale of heroism, adventure and unrequited love. The plot relates only indirectly to the great novel by Cervantes, more likely referring to the play Le chevalier de la longue figure by the poet Jacques Le Lorrain. Massenet, nearing the end of his career, probably personally identified with the Read more character of Don Quichotte. He fell in love with the mezzo-soprano Lucy Arbell, who played Dulcinée in the first performance of the work. Read less

Works on This Recording

Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Kiknadze (Mezzo Soprano), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Andrei Serov (Bass)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; France 

Sound Samples

Don Quichotte: Act I, i. Alza!
Don Quichotte: Act I, ii. Quand la femme a vingt ans
Don Quichotte: Act I, iii. Dulcinée est certes jolie
Don Quichotte: Act I, iv. Allégresse !
Don Quichotte: Act I, v. C?est merveille de voir
Don Quichotte: Act I, vi. O Dulcinée !
Don Quichotte: Act I, vii. Quand apparaissent les étoiles
Don Quichotte: Act I, viii. Ah ! Ah ! C?est vous qui lanciez
Don Quichotte: Act I, ix. Vous êtes, monseigneur
Don Quichotte: Act II, i. C?est vers ton amour
Don Quichotte: Act II, ii. Comment peut-on penser du bien
Don Quichotte: Act II, iii. Regarde !
Don Quichotte: Premier interlude
Don Quichotte: Act III, i. C?est ici le chemin
Don Quichotte: Act III, ii. O mes rêves divins !
Don Quichotte: Act III, iii. Ah ! Voir un corps long
Don Quichotte: Act III, iv. Seigneur, reçois mon âme
Don Quichotte: Act IV, i. Alors, traîtresse
Don Quichotte: Act IV, ii. Ah ! J?ai en ce moment le désir d?autre chose
Don Quichotte: Act IV, iii. Alza ! Ne pensons qu?au plaisir d?aimer
Don Quichotte: Act IV, iv. Annonce le Grand Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte: Act IV, v. On ne s?explique pas
Don Quichotte: Act IV, vi. Marchez dans mon chemin
Don Quichotte: Act IV, vii. Me marier, moi !
Don Quichotte: Act IV, viii. Enfin, te revoilà !
Don Quichotte: Act IV, ix. Riez, allez !
Don Quichotte: Deuxieme interlude
Don Quichotte: Act V, i. Ô mon maître !
Don Quichotte: Act V, ii. Oui ! Je fus le chef
Don Quichotte: Act V, iii. L?Étoile !

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