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French opera includes some of the best operatic works ever written. To celebrate ‘La Fête Nationale,’ Naxos has compiled many of these important works for your convenience. Featuring outstanding artists such as Plácido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Ryan Brown and Laurent Petitgirard; many of these recordings received prestigious accolades from Diapason, Le Monde de la Musique and MusicWeb International and the Penguin Guide.

ALFANO Cyrano de Bergerac
Domingo • Radvanovsky • Cruz • Gilfry
Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana • Patrick Fournillier

NBD0005 (Blu-ray Video)
2.110270 (DVD)
BERLIOZ Benvenuto Cellini
Fritz • Kovalevska • Naouri • Sherratt • Petrenko • Aldrich
Vienna Philharmonic • Valery Gergiev

NBD0006 (Blu-ray Video)
2.110271 (DVD)
BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust
Todorovitch • Myers • Vernhes • Schirrer
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Orchestre National de Lille • Jean-Claude Casadesus

8.660116-17

BIZET Carmen
Alperyn • Lamberti • Titus • Palade
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra • Alexander Rahbari

8.660005-07
DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande
Delunsch • Théruel • Arapian • Bacquier • Jossoud
Orchestre National de Lille-Région Nord/Pas-de-Calais
Jean-Claude Casadesus

8.660047-49



ENESCU Oedipe
Pederson • Silins • Damiani • Lipovšek
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera • Michael Gielen

8.660163-64
GLUCK Orphée et Euridice (1774 Paris Version)
Fouchécourt • Dubosc • Le Blanc
Opera Lafayette Orchestra & Chorus • Ryan Brown

8.660185-86



LULLY The Tragedy of Armide
Soloists • Opera Lafayette • Ryan Brown
8.660209-10

MASSENET Werther
Haddock • Uria-Monzon • Massis • Maîtrise Boréale
Orchestre National de Lille • Jean-Claude Casadesus

8.660072-73

MEYERBEER Il crociato in Egitto
Maniaci • Ciofi • Vinco • Zennaro • Pasini
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice • Emmanuel Villaume

8.660245-47

MEYERBEER Semiramide
Riedel • Adami • Janes • Gierlach • Peretyatko • Silva
Altensteig Rossini Choir
Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra • Richard Bonynge

8.660205-06
Pierre-Alexandre MONSIGNY Le Déserteur
Soloists • Opera Lafayette Orchestra • Ryan Brown
8.660263-64
PETITGIRARD Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man
Stutzmann • Rivenq • Breault • Devellereau • Koch
French Opera Chorus • Monte-Carlo Philharmonic
Laurent Petitgirard

8.557608-09
RAMEAU Castor et Pollux (1754 Version)
Soloists • Opera In Concert
Aradia Ensemble • Kevin Mallon

8.660118-19

RAMEAU Operatic Arias
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, haute-contre
Opera Lafayette • Ryan Brown

8.557993

RAVEL L’enfant et les sortileges
Boulianne • Després • Gunlogson • Castagner
Chicago Symphony Chorus • Chattanooga Boys Choir
Nashville Symphony Chorus & Orchestra • Alastair Willis

8.660215
REBEL & FRANCŒUR Zélindor, roi des Sylphes
Fouchécourt • Murphy • Sharp • Hong
Opera Lafayette • Ryan Brown

8.660224
ROSSINI Le Comte Ory
Soloists • Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno
Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno • Brad Cohen

8.660207-08
SACCHINI Oedipe à Colone
Soloists • Opera Lafayette • Ryan Brown
8.660196-97


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