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MONSIGNY, P.-A.: Deserteur (Le) (Sharp, Labelle, Monoyios, Newman, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown)


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MONSIGNY, P.-A.: Deserteur (Le) (Sharp, Labelle, Monoyios, Newman, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown)

Monsigny and Sedaine’s brilliant opéra-comique Le Déserteur, was an immediate and lasting success for its melodic charms and musical variety, its blend of comedy with moments of great sentiment and pathos, and its intellectual radicalism prefiguring the humanitarian ideas of the 19th century Romantics. This recording features the musical items only from this forerunner of the ‘rescue’ opera, in which the heroine Louise extricates her fiancé Alexis from prison and a death sentence. A written explanation of the action between the airs is provided in the booklet.

Disc 1

Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre
Sedaine, Michel-Jean, lyricist(s)

  Le Deserteur
1.   Overture 00:07:05
2.   Act I Scene 1: Ariette: Peut - on affliger ce qu'on aime (Louise) 00:02:50
3.   Act I Scene 3: J'avais egare mon fuseau (Jeannette) 00:03:05
4.   Act I Scene 4: Ah! je respire (Alexis) 00:05:58
5.   Act I Scene 6: Marche des Gens de la Noce 00:00:50
6.   Act I Scene 6: Duo: Serait - il vrai, puis - je l'entendre (Alexis, Jeannette) 00:03:36
7.   Act I Scene 7: Recitativo Obligato: Infidele, que t'ai - je fait (Alexis) 00:03:09
8.   Act I Scene 7: Fuyons ce lieu que je deteste (Alexis, 3 Guards, Courchemin) 00:04:22
9.   Act II: Entr'acte 00:01:42
10.   Act II Scene 2: Mourir n'est rien (Alexis) 00:04:46
11.   Act II Scene 3: Je ne deserterai jamais (Montauciel) 00:04:17
12.   Act II Scene 6: Duo: O ciel, puis - je ici te voir (Alexis, Louise) 00:03:14
13.   Act II Scene 8: Dans quel trouble te plonge (Louise) 00:05:47
14.   Act II Scene 11: Trio Fuga: O ciel! Quoi tu vas mourir (Louise, Jean - Louis, Alexis) 00:06:37
15.   Act II Scene 17: Air: Tous les hommes (Bertrand) - Air: Vive le vin (Montauciel) - Duo (Bertrand, Montauciel) 00:02:32

Disc 2

Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre
Sedaine, Michel-Jean, lyricist(s)

  Le Deserteur
1.   Act III: Entr'acte 00:01:51
2.   Act III Scene 4: V, o, u, s, e, t, et te (Montauciel) 00:04:37
3.   Act III Scene 4: Il m'eut ete si doux (Alexis) 00:08:57
4.   Act III Scene 6: Le Roi passait (Courchemin, Montauciel, The Jailer) 00:05:03
5.   Act III Scene 7: On s'empresse, on me regarde (Alexis) 00:05:27
6.   Act III Scene 10: Adieu, chere Louise (Alexis) 00:03:18
7.   Act III Scene 11: Recitativo: Ou suis - je (Louise, Chorus, Aunt Marguerite, Jean - Louis) 00:03:40
8.   Act III Scene 12: Courez, elle etait expirante (Alexis, All) 00:04:08

Total Playing Time: 01:36:51

Monsigny, Pierre-Alexandre

Sedaine, Michel-Jean

Brown, Ryan

Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Adelsberger, Andrew; Black, Eric C.; Boutte, Tony; Galvin, Eugene; Hall, Adam; Kuttler, Claire; Labelle, Dominique; Monoyios, Ann; Newman, David; Perry, Darren; Sharp, William

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.660263-64

Barcode: 730099026376

Physical Release: 09/2010

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