Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté (Michel Swierczewski) [2003] MP3/Flac

Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté (Michel Swierczewski) [2003]
Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté (Michel Swierczewski) [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 6.76 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Kultur | Sub: English | 197 min | +3% Recovery

Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté (Michel Swierczewski) [2003]

Thomas's Le songe d'une nuit d'ete is not, as one might expect, a setting of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. What it is, however, is a fantasie lyrique in which the characters of Shakespeare, Elizabeth I and Sir John Falstaff all play a part. Apart from the delightful overture and the exquisite tenor aria, "Ou suis-je," the music is perhaps not as memorable as that found in Thomas's other operas such as Hamlet or Mignon, but it is not without its gossamer charm. The production (taped on May 7, 1994) was mounted to celebrate the opening of Le tunnel sous la Manche (the Channel tunnel that now links England and France). In fact, the opera ends with Shakespeare and Elizabeth I walking slowly towards the entrance of the Chunnel--presumably on their way to France. Next to the modest set designs, the costumes (provided by the Royal Shakespeare Company) look more than opulent...

Elisabeth I - Ghislaine Raphanel
William Shakespeare - Alain Gabriel
Falstaff - Jean-Philippe Courtis
Olivia - Cécile Bersnard
Lord Latimer - Franco Ferrazzi
Jeremy - Gilles Dubernet
Nelly - Micaela Mingheras
Jarvis - Vassilis Hardis-Jourdan
Les batelies - Eric et Damien Burnod
Orchestre Simphonique de la Radio et de le Télévision de Cracovie
Choeurs du Théâtre Français de la Musique
Musical Direction- Michel Swierczewski
Artistic Directior - Pierre Jourdan