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DAVID, F.: Lalla Roukh [Opéra-comique] (Fiset, Gonzalez Toro, Paulin, Deletré, Newman, Adelsberger, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown)

    
      

 

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DAVID, F.: Lalla Roukh [Opéra-comique] (Fiset, Gonzalez Toro, Paulin, Deletré, Newman, Adelsberger, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown)

French opera owes much of its obsession with exoticism to the pivotal figure of Félicien David, a pioneer of ‘musical Orientalism’. His opera Lalla Roukh, first performed to huge acclaim in 1862, was the catalyst for the explosion in operas set in the ‘Exotic East’. The fairy-tale plot revolves around an Indian princess who travels to Bukhara (part of modern Uzbekistan) to meet the man to whom she is to be given in marriage. Along the way she falls in love with the minstrel Noureddin who is, in fact, the King of Bukhara in disguise. David’s evocative and magical orchestration is harnessed to memorable melodies, including Lalla Roukh’s deftly harmonised arias ‘Sous le feuillage sombre’ and ‘O nuit d’amour’.



Disc 1

David, Félicien
Lucas, Hippolyte / Carré, Michel / Lucas, Hippolyte / Carré, Michel, lyricist(s)

  Lalla Roukh
1.   Play with flash player Ouverture 00:09:15
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scenes 1 - 3: Scene et Choeur: C'est ici le pays des roses (Chorus, Bakbara, Kaboul, Noureddin, Baskir) 00:08:22
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Melodie: Sous le feuillage sombre (Lalla Roukh) 00:03:41
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: Couplets: De pres ou de loin (Baskir) 00:01:43
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: Choeur: Voici le repas du soir (Chorus) 00:02:33
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: Ballet: La nuit tombe (Chorus) 00:04:59
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: Choeur danse: Bayaderes plus legeres (Chorus) 00:03:06
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 8: Scene, Dieu, c'est lui! Quatuor, Je n'ose lever les yeux (Lalla Roukh, Baskir, Mirza, Noureddin, Chorus) 00:04:12
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 8: Romance: Ma maitresse a quitte la tente, Scene, et Reprise du Choeur (Noureddin, Baskir, Lalla Roukh, Mirza, Chorus) 00:06:53
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 10: Couplets: Si vous ne savez plus charmer (Mirza) 00:03:02
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 12: Duo, La nuit en deployant ses ailes (Lalla Roukh, Noureddin) 00:06:37
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 12: Ballade, Lorsque l'etoile du ciel sans voile, Duo (Noureddin, Lalla Roukh) 00:03:24
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 13: Ronde de Nuit et Final du 1er Acte, La nuit au manteau sombre (Chorus, Bakbara, Kaboul, Baskir, Lalla Roukh, Mirza) 00:06:16


Disc 2

David, Félicien
Lucas, Hippolyte / Carré, Michel / Lucas, Hippolyte / Carré, Michel, lyricist(s)

  Lalla Roukh
1.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Entr'acte 00:02:40
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Recitatif: Enfin…Air, O nuit d'amour (Lalla Roukh) 00:07:14
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Duettino, Loin du bruit, loin du monde (Lalla Roukh, Mirza) 00:05:10
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Choeur: Ces joyaux, ces parures (Chorus, Lalla Roukh, Baskir, Mirza) 00:04:04
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Couplets: Ah! funeste ambassade (Baskir) 00:02:38
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 8: Barcarolle et Ensemble: O! ma maitresse (Noureddin, Baskir, Bakbara, Kaboul, Mirza) 00:03:57
7.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 9: Duo bouffe: Tout ira bien demain (Noureddin, Baskir) 00:04:49
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: Romance: Fuyez, fuyez (Noureddin) 00:03:08
9.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: Duo: Non, non, le ciel lui - meme (Lalla Roukh, Noureddin) 00:02:48
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 12: Marche et Final: Gloire, honneur (Chorus, Baskir, Lalla Roukh, Mirza, Noureddin) 00:06:29

Total Playing Time: 01:47:00






Composer(s):
David, Félicien

Lyricist(s):
Carré, Michel; Lucas, Hippolyte

Conductor(s):
Brown, Ryan

Orchestra(s):
Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Choir(s):
Opera Lafayette Chorus

Artist(s):
Adelsberger, Andrew; Deletre, Bernard; Fiset, Marianne; Gonzalez Toro, Emiliano; Newman, David; Paulin, Nathalie

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660338-39

Barcode: 730099033879

Release Date: 03/2014

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