Opera

Tragédiennes 3: Arias by Gluck, Berlioz and Verdi etc
Véronique Gens, Les Talens Lyrique/Christophe Rousset
'Gens performs with all the dramatic conviction of a born actress'

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Christmas 2011
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Veronique Gens

'Gens performs with all the dramatic conviction of a born actress' Kate Bolton

Tragédiennes 3
Méhul: from Ariodant, 'Quelle fureur barbare';
Kreutzer: from Astyanax, 'Ah, ces perfides grecs';
Salieri: from Les Danaïdes, Ouverture;
Gluck: from Iphigénie en Tauride, 'Non, cet affreux devoir';
Gossee: from Thésée: 'Ah! faut-il me venger';
Meyerbeer: from Le Prophète, 'Ah, mon fils';
Mermet: from Roland à Roncevaux, 'Prète à te fuir';
Berlioz: from Les Troyens, 'Entrée des constructuers – Entrée des matelots – Entrée des laboureurs' and 'Ah! Je vaid mourir';
Saint-Saëns: from Henry VIII, 'Ô cruel souvenir!';
Massenet: from Hérodiade, 'C'est Jean!';
Verdi: from Don Carlos, 'Toi qui sus le néant des grandeurs de ce monde'
Véronique Gens (sop), Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset
Virgin 070 9272 67:49 mins

Audio clip: from 'Non, cet affreux devoir', from Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride

For a full review, take a look at the Christmas issue of BBC Music Magazine

 

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