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Gounod – Le tribut de Zamora

Gounod tackled the operatic genre for the last time in 1881 with what is probably his most ambitious work, "Le Tribut de Zamora". The action takes place in ninth-century Spain. Here Gounod was given an opportunity to display his talents as an orchestrator and colourist in an exotic setting. He produced an epic in the tradition of French grand opéra, with numerous ensembles and showpiece airs. Despite an unequivocal success on its first run, "Le Tribut de Zamora" sank into oblivion within a few short years.

Le tribut de Zamora

Opera in four acts (concertante) by Charles Gounod

Judith van Wanroij, soprano
Jennifer Holloway, soprano
Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
Juliette Mars, mezzo-soprano
Artavazd Sargsyan, tenor
Tassis Christoyannis, baritone
Boris Pinkhasovich, baritone
Jérôme Boutillier, baritone

Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Hervé Niquet, dircetor

2 CDs, Palazzetto Bru Zane 8699728

 

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