Lalo: Le Roi D'ys / Cluytens, French Broadcasting Orchestra

Release Date: 5/4/2018
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 570763
Composer: Edouard Lalo
Conductor: André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble: French Broadcasting Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys draws on the same Breton myth of a submerged city as Debussy’s La Cathédrale engloutie. A great success at its 1888 premiere at Paris’s Opéra Comique, it even reached the Metropolitan Opera, New York, but its current rarity on the world’s stages makes this classic 1957 recording still more treasurable. The performers’ Gallic credentials are impeccable, even though both Rita Gorr and André Cluytens were natives of Flanders. Like soprano Janine Micheau and tenor Henri Legay, Cluytens enjoyed close links to the Opéra Comique, spending six years as its music director.
Works on This Recording
1. Le Roi d'Ys by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Pierre Savignol (Bass), Serge Rallier (Tenor), Jean Borthayre (Baritone), Janine Micheau (Soprano), Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano), Henri Legay (Tenor), Jacques Mars (Bass)
Conductor: André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble: French Broadcasting Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1888 ; France
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