French Operas Duets

April 21, 2018, 4:30 pm

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It is all things French today with three magnificent duets. They are the Flower Duet from Lakme with Mady Mesple and Danielle Millet, the Pearl Fishers Duet with Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tezier, and the St. Sulpice Scene from Manon with Anna Moffo and Giuseppe Di Stefano.

Music

“Flower Duet” from Lakme by Léo Delibes
The National Theatre Orchestra of the Opera Comique, Alain Lombard, conductor
Mady Mesple, soprano; Danielle Millet, mezzo soprano
(Paris 1970-EMI 5 67746 2)

“Au fond du temple saint” from The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet
The Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Bertrand De Billy
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Ludovic Tezier, baritone
(Munich 2017-SONY 88985390762)

“Toi! Vous!…“N’est‐ce plus ma main” from Manon by Jules Massenet
The RCA Italiana Orchestra conducted by Rene Leibowitz
Anna Moffo, soprano; Giuseppe Di Stefano, tenor
(Rome 1963-SONY 88875032232 ‐04)