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Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Fromental Halévy: Clari (2010)

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Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Fromental Halévy: Clari (2010)

Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Fromental Halévy: Clari (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 158 min | 4,14+5,18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2008

Cecilia Bartoli recreates the 1828 triumph of the legendary Maria Malibran - original star and dedicatee of Halévy's "tragi-comedy", Clari. Tracing the love of a callow country-girl for a duplicitous Duke, this hugely entertaining and first-ever modern production of Clari proved the overwhelming hit of the Zurich Opera season. Zurich Opera's own period-instrument orchestra, La Scintilla, under Adam Fischer, contribute a thoroughly researched, stylistically and historically well-informed accompaniment, yet without neglecting the liveliness and spirit of Italian opera.

Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)

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Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)

Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: Français, English

Halevy's Noé is another one of those operas that is rather obscure, but doesn't deserve to be. One may criticise it for the story stretching slightly longer than it needed to be, and occasionally one can tell that it was left incomplete, and the music not having any memorable arias (similar problems with Clari), but the story itself is quite good, after all it is based on the biblical story of Noah and the music is beautiful, it is unmistakably Halevy but Bizet's (who was responsible for completing the opera) style does come through in the orchestration.

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

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Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 279 | Recorded: 2017

After an album of French songs (Néère, Alpha 215) that earned her a Gramophone Award in 2016, Véronique Gens presents her new recital, this time with orchestra, which gives her an opportunity to display the maturity of her ‘Falcon’ soprano, the central tessitura typical of French Romantic opera, which takes its name from Cornélie Falcon, who created the works of Meyerbeer and Halévy staged in the 1830s.