Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots / Diederich, Raphanel, Leech, Pollet

Release Date: 7/30/2013
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 2564662125
Conductor: Cyril Diederich
Number of Discs: 4

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Richard Leech has sung his Raoul to enthusiastic audiences in Berlin and elsewhere, and it is good to hear a voice which has such a clean ring to it, evenly produced and tastefully directed (even if not invariably observing Meyerbeer's detailed instructions). The Valentine is Francoise Pollet, an exceptional singer (especially among the French) in the sympathetic roundness of her tone, exactly right for a good nine-tenths of the role (the remaining fraction calling for more rejoicing on the high Cs). As Nevers, the excellent Gilles Cachemaille gives a courtly, well-schooled performance.

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Works on This Recording
1. Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer: Gilles Cachemaille (Baritone), Françoise Pollet (Soprano), Danielle Borst (Soprano), Richard Leech (Tenor), Boris Martinovich (Bass), Nicolai Ghiuselev (Bass), Ghislaine Raphanel (Soprano)
Conductor: Cyril Diederich
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836 ; France
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