Amoureuse: Sacred and Profane Arias by Jules Massenet [Hybird SACD]

Amoureuse: Sacred and Profane Arias by Jules Massenet [Hybird SACD]

by Rosamund Illing
     
 
Australian soprano Rosamund Illing, accompanied by Richard Bonynge leading the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, presents a program of almost entirely obscure arias by Jules Massenet; the only pieces that might be familiar to audiences are "Il

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Australian soprano Rosamund Illing, accompanied by Richard Bonynge leading the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, presents a program of almost entirely obscure arias by Jules Massenet; the only pieces that might be familiar to audiences are "Il est doux, il est bon" from "Hérodiade" and "Pleurez, mes yeux" from "Le Cid." The CD includes mostly selections from operas, but also arias from several almost completely forgotten oratorios: "Marie Magdalene," "La Vierge," and "Eve," which perhaps not surprisingly, are musically indistinguishable from the secular pieces. Massenet was certainly drawn to subjects where spiritual and carnal passions were commingled; witness "Thaïs" and "Hérodiade," for instance. What these arias have in common is the sensuality that characterizes Massenet's best work. "Rêve infini!" from "La Vierge," is an evocation of paradise with a practically Wagnerian intensity. The Infanta's aria from "Le Cid," "Plus de tourments," is an uncommonly lighthearted piece for the composer and is especially charming and memorable. The CD includes three excerpts from "Ariane" that have a level of lyrical expressivity that makes the listener wonder why the work is so little known. Soprano Rosamund Illing sings with warmth, purity, and depth of feeling, but her voice lacks the easy limpidity to be ideally melting in this repertoire. Still, she does a highly credible job of bringing this obscure repertoire to life with urgent commitment and lovely tone. Richard Bonynge, leading the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, is an ideally responsive accompanist.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
Label:
Melba Records
UPC:
0914574110624
catalogNumber:
301106

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Tracks

  1. Sainte Thérèse prie: Je le possède, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Mélodies, Vol.6")  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn  - Pierre Sylvestre
  2. Amoureuse: Tu voudrais lire dans mon âme, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.5")  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  3. La grande-tante, comic opera in 1 act (piano/vocal score only; full score lost): Je vais bientôt quitter  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Jules Adenis  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Charles Grandvallet  - Rosemary Gunn
  4. Marie-Magdeleine, sacred drama in 3 acts: O mes sœurs  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  5. Ève, mystery drama in 3 acts: O nuit  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Louis Gallet  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  6. La Vierge, sacred legend in 4 acts: O mon fils  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Charles Grandmougin  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  7. La Vierge, sacred legend in 4 acts: Rêve infini!  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Charles Grandmougin  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  8. Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts: Il est doux, il est bon  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Angelo Zanardini  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  9. Le Cid, opera: Plus de tourments  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Edouard Blau  - Richard Bonynge  -  d'Ennery  - Louis Gallet  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  10. Le Cid, opera: Pleurez mes yeux  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Edouard Blau  - Richard Bonynge  -  d'Ennery  - Louis Gallet  - Rosamund Illing  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  11. Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions): Ce que j'appelle beau  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Arthur Bernede  - Henri Cain  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  12. Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions): Ah, vous avez parlé  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Arthur Bernede  - Henri Cain  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  13. Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions): Solitude-demain, je partirai  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Arthur Bernede  - Henri Cain  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  14. Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions): Vais-je rester ici?  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Arthur Bernede  - Henri Cain  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  15. Grisélidis, opera in 3 acts: Loÿs! Loÿs!  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Paul Armand Silvestre  - Eugène Morand  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  16. Chérubin, opera in 3 acts: Vous parlez de péril  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Francis de Croisset  - Rosamund Illing  - Henri Cain  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  17. Ariane, opera in 5 acts: Avec tes compangnes guerrières  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Catulle Mendes  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  18. Ariane, opera in 5 acts: Je comprends... un héros! Un roi  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Catulle Mendes  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn
  19. Ariane, opera in 5 acts: Ils mentaient! A quoi bon  - Jules Massenet  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Richard Bonynge  - Rosamund Illing  - Catulle Mendes  -  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  - Elizabeth Stannard  - Ken Cato  - Tony Gault  - Joanne Goodman  - Rosemary Gunn

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