1. La Cour de Célimène by Ambroise Thomas - Wexford Festival Opera 2011


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    Wexford Festival Opera - 21, 27, 30 October, 3 November 2011. A hurt and humiliated woman takes her revenge on men, breaking their hearts while protecting her own. The only way to a happy marriage, she says, is to forego love. The hugely surprising thing about La Cour de Célimène is that it has not been performed since it was first produced at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1855. Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896), who is best known for his opera Mignon (first performed in 1866 and performed at Wexford in 1986), spent several years in Rome during the 1830s where he immersed himself in the music of the leading Italian opera composers, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. Their influence is evident in La Cour de Célimène, which is an opera comique, written in French and containing both spoken and sung passages. The neglect of La Cour de Célimène for nearly a century and a half is difficult to understand, for it is generously endowed in every important area: attractive music, interesting orchestration, good ensemble writing, spectacular vocal solos, drama and duels, a clever and witty plot . . . this is an opera of wide appeal, which glitters with French sophistication and elegance. The character of Célimène, the flirtatious widowed Countess, dominates the opera. She is determined to make men fall in love with her, for her late husband’s infidelities caused her such distress that she wants to take her revenge on all men. Her heartless and cynically-flirtatious goings-on with her twelve suitors and her latest toy-boy – each of whom is convinced that she loves only him – are contrasted with her disapproving sister, the Baroness. The drama increases as events take several unexpected turns. www.wexfordopera.com

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    • June Anderson - Je Suis Titania


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      In september 1991 the Metropolitan Opera celebrated it's 25th anniversary at Lincoln Center by performing three different acts from a selection of popular Met productions. In the final act (act II of Die Fledermaus) there were some special guest performances by highly renowned opera stars. One of the guests was June Anderson. She sung "Je Suis Titania" from Ambroise Thomas' opera "Mignon". James Levine is conducting. The idea behind these clips was to provide a High Quality version of these aria's on Vimeo. Unfortunately the re-encoding creates an artificial noise in the peaks. I hope you still can enjoy this. The Source for this video was a DG laserdisc. The release on dvd is planned on april 1st 2010.

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      • Ambroise Thomas Gavotte from Mignon


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        MLK Bass Studio Recital May 20, 2012

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        • Hamlets


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          Produção para a disciplina Comunicação e Criação em Meios Digitais do curso de Comunicação e Multimeios da UEM. Filmes utilizados em ordem de aparição: Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948) Hamlet (Svend Gade e Heinz Schall, 1921) Gamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, 1964) Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh, 1996) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard, 1990) Hamlet liikemaailmassa (Aki Kaurismäki, 1987) Trilha sonora: abertura da ópera Hamlet de Ambroise Thomas.

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          • A. Thomas, Le Caid air de Tambour major - Mirco Palazzi, bass


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            Mirco Palazzi, bass Giacomo Rocchetti, piano Live, Ancona 18.12.2012

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            • Géraldine CASEY - Ambroise Thomas, Philine (Mignon) : "Je suis Titania la blonde"


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              Opéra de Rennes - 07/04/2014 Air de Philine : "Je suis Titania la blonde" (Mignon, Ambroise Thomas) Géraldine Casey, soprano Colette Diard, piano

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