Auber: Le Domino noir; Gustave III


Auber: Le Domino noir; Gustave III
Richard Bonynge
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4827742
Barcode
00028948277421
Format
2-CD
About
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DANIEL-FRANÇOIS-ESPRIT AUBER
Le Domino noir

Angèle d’Olivarès – Sumi Jo
Brigitte de San Lucar – Isabelle Vernet
Horace de Massarena – Bruce Ford
Count Juliano – Patrick Power
Jacinthe – Martine Olmeda
Gil Perez – Jules Bastin
Ursule – Doris Lamprecht
La tourière – Jocelyne Taillon
Lord Elfort – Gilles Cachemaille

Gustave III, ou le Bal masqué – Ballet Music

London Voices
English Chamber Orchestra
Richard Bonynge

Recording information

Recording Producers: Michael Woolcock (Le Domino noir); Christopher Pope (Le Domino noir, Gustave III)
Balance Engineers: James Lock, Colin Moorfoot, Philip Siney (Le Domino noir); Neil Hutchinson, Krzysztof Jarosz (Gustave III)
Recording Location: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 8–12 February 1993 (Le Domino noir), 3 April 1995 (Gustave III)

Reviews

PENGUIN ROSETTE AWARD *** ‘Bonynge makes the ideal advocate, moulding melodies, springing rhythms and aerating textures to make the music sparkle from first to last. … The recording is among Decca’s most vivid.’ The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, 2009

‘Sumi Jo is an Angèle with the agility to handle fancy ornamentation and a range that reaches the stratosphere of high D. Bruce Ford handles the high tessitura of his part with little apparent strain and makes a good sound. The rest of the cast … are equal to the vocal and dramatic demands of their roles.’ Fanfare, May/June 2010

‘A winner, for the excellent performance and for Auber’s delightful score … The playing of the ECO under Bonynge is a constant pleasure as well as a revelation … Sumi Jo is an admirable Angele, her voice warm, supple and untiring throughout the long and taxing role… On no account miss ‘Le Domino Noir.’ Opera, March 1996