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Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots / Bonynge, Sutherland

Meyerbeer / Sutherland / Austin / Bonynge
Release Date: 03/26/2002 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 29  
Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Dame Joan SutherlandAnson AustinClifford GrantAmanda Thane,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet OrchestraAustralian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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In tradition of grand opera, Dame Joan Sutherland's farewell perfromance to the operatic stage in Les Huguenots is a gala triumph of spectacle and drama. This technically complex production captures the tragedy of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France. Sutherland's glorious soprano voice is just one of the many brilliant highlights of this acclaimed performance, a revival of director Loft Mansouri's highly praised 1981 production. Often referred to as "The Night of the Seven Stars," Les Huguenots is a demanding production that requires the presence of seven major talents to sing the lead roles In tradition of grand opera, Dame Joan Sutherland's farewell perfromance to the operatic stage in Les Huguenots is a gala triumph of spectacle and drama. This technically complex production captures the tragedy of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France. Sutherland's glorious soprano voice is just one of the many brilliant highlights of this acclaimed performance, a revival of director Loft Mansouri's highly praised 1981 production. Often referred to as "The Night of the Seven Stars," Les Huguenots is a demanding production that requires the presence of seven major talents to sing the lead roles Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Anson Austin (Tenor), Clifford Grant (Bass),
Amanda Thane (Soprano), Suzanne Johnston (Mezzo Soprano), John Wegner (Bass Baritone),
John Pringle (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra,  Australian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; France 

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