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Diana Damrau|Meyerbeer - Grand Opera

Meyerbeer - Grand Opera

Diana Damrau

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Giacomo Meyerbeer, the French composer with an Italian-German name (adopted) and a Jewish background, was the toast of Paris for much of the middle 19th century, the musical collaborator of the great Eugène Scribe, and the single person in whose hands the genre of grand opera most clearly took shape. His music fell out of fashion among the late Romantics, was further depressed by Nazi bans, and has taken a while to come back into style. This fine anthology by German soprano Diana Damrau will help his cause. Plainly a labor of love, the album includes arias in German (one very early) and Italian as well as French, and among the latter from opéras comiques as well as grand opera. Some of the music sounds like Rossini, some like Wagner (whom Meyerbeer backed early in his career and was repaid by an anti-Semitic campaign), but most of it has a distinctive voice marked above all by splendid vocal writing. The music often hangs in the soprano's top register, and Damrau evokes how Meyerbeer's audiences must have felt on the knife's edge. There are examples of Meyerbeer's masterful orchestration, such as the flute duo from L'étoile du Nord, and the support from the Orchestra and Chorus of the National Opera of Lyon is top-notch, as is Erato's engineering. One gets the impression here that no expense was spared, rare enough in opera these days, and that the money was well spent. To hear it all tied together, sample "O beau pays de la Touraine", with Damrau excelling in both the haunting middle section and the fireworks of the finale. Brava!
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1
Le Prophète, Act 1: "Mon coeur s'élance et palpite" (Berthe)
00:04:03

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Robert le Diable, Act 4: "Robert, toi que j'aime" (Isabelle, Robert)
00:05:52

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Charles Workman, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Alimelek, oder die beiden Kalifen, Act 1: "Nur in der Dämm'rung Stille" (Irene)
00:06:18

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

4
L'Étoile du Nord, Act 3: "Ah, mon Dieu !... C'est bien l'air que chaque matin" (Catherine, Chorus)
00:06:58

Eugene Scribe, Poet - Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Chorus

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

5
L'Africaine, Act 5: "Là-bas, sous l'arbre noir... Fleurs nouvelles" (Inès)
00:05:34

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Il Crociato in Egitto, Act 2: "D'una madre disperata... Con qual gioia" (Palmide, Aladino, Chorus)
00:09:20

Laurent Naouri, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Chorus

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Le Pardon de Ploërmel, Act 2: "Comme cette nuit est lente à se dissiper !... Ombre légère" (Dinorah)
00:08:20

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Ein Feldlager in Schlesien, Act 3 : "Oh Schwester, find' ich dich!... Lebe wohl, geliebte Schwester" (Therese, Vielka)
00:06:53

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Kate Aldrich, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Emma di Resburgo, Act 1: "Sulla rupe triste, sola... Ah questo bacio" (Emma, Chorus)
00:06:39

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Chorus

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Les Huguenots, Act 2: "Ô beau pays de la Touraine" (Marguerite, Urbain, Coryphée, Dame d'honneur, Chorus)
00:12:55

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Pascale Obrecht, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Chorus - Joanna Curelaru Kata, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Pei min Yu, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

11
L'Africaine, Act 1: "Anna, qu'entends-je ?... Adieu, mon doux rivage" (Inès, Anna)
00:08:34

Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon, Orchestra - Diana Damrau, Soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor - Kate Aldrich, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist

© 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

Giacomo Meyerbeer, the French composer with an Italian-German name (adopted) and a Jewish background, was the toast of Paris for much of the middle 19th century, the musical collaborator of the great Eugène Scribe, and the single person in whose hands the genre of grand opera most clearly took shape. His music fell out of fashion among the late Romantics, was further depressed by Nazi bans, and has taken a while to come back into style. This fine anthology by German soprano Diana Damrau will help his cause. Plainly a labor of love, the album includes arias in German (one very early) and Italian as well as French, and among the latter from opéras comiques as well as grand opera. Some of the music sounds like Rossini, some like Wagner (whom Meyerbeer backed early in his career and was repaid by an anti-Semitic campaign), but most of it has a distinctive voice marked above all by splendid vocal writing. The music often hangs in the soprano's top register, and Damrau evokes how Meyerbeer's audiences must have felt on the knife's edge. There are examples of Meyerbeer's masterful orchestration, such as the flute duo from L'étoile du Nord, and the support from the Orchestra and Chorus of the National Opera of Lyon is top-notch, as is Erato's engineering. One gets the impression here that no expense was spared, rare enough in opera these days, and that the money was well spent. To hear it all tied together, sample "O beau pays de la Touraine", with Damrau excelling in both the haunting middle section and the fireworks of the finale. Brava!
© TiVo

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