French Arias and Songs

January 26, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Vocal selections with a distinctive French flair will be sung by Victoria de los Ángeles, Luciano Pavarotti, Diana Damrau, José van Dam, and Bryan Hymel.


“Inutiles regrets” from Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz
Bryan Hymel, tenor; Prague Philharmonia; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
(Prague 2014. WARNER CLASSICS 0825646179503)

“Shadow Song” from Dinorah by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Diana Damrau, soprano; Lyon Opera National Orchestra; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
(ERATO 0190295849016)

“Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns
José van Dam, bass-baritone; Jean‐Phillipe Collard, piano
(Avignon 1992. ERATO 08256‐646190492)

“Plasir d’amour” by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
Victoria de los Ángeles, soprano; Sinfonia of London; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
(London 1965. EMI 3 56535 2)

“Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!..Le camarade est amoureux!” from La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Eric Garrett, bass; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Richard Bonynge, conductor
(London 1968. LONDON 414 520‐2)