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At The Opera, Charpentier: Louise October 19, 2013


Louise is an opera in four acts by Gustave Charpentier to an original French libretto by the composer, with some contributions by Saint-Pol-Roux, a symbolist poet and inspiration of the surrealists.

The opera depicts Parisian working-class life. However the city itself is in many ways the true star of this very atmospheric work - invoked at various points during the opera. A French example of verismo opera, it tells the story of the love between Louise, a seamstress living with her parents in Paris, and Julien, a young artist. It is the story of a young girl's desire for freedom (associated in her mind with her lover and the city of Paris).

Charpentier later wrote a sequel to Louise, the opera Julien, which describes the artistic aspirations of Louise’s suitor. This 1976 recording stars Ileana Cotrubas and Placido Domingo. Georges Pretre conducts.

 
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor FindBUY FindBUY
8:08p
Charpentier: Louise ; Pretre, conductor FindBUY
11:00p
11:26p
Richard Wagner: Prize Song - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Leo Slezak FindBUY
11:30p
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello arias Leo Slezak FindBUY
11:36p
Ruggerio Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Prologue. Si puo Titta Ruffo FindBUY
11:44p
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello, opera: Act 2. Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! Titta Ruffo / Enrico Caruso FindBUY
11:49p
Amilcare Ponchelli: La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Act 1. Enzo Grimaldo, Principe di Santafior Titta Ruffo / B. Gigli FindBUY
11:54p
Cardillio: Core 'Ngrato ; Wally Scott, conductor Sergio Franchi FindBUY
11:57p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor FindBUY FindBUY
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