06. Djamileh (Georges Bizet) / La princesse jaune (Camille Saint-Saëns)

DJAMILEH Opéra-comique en 1 acte By Georges Bizet Bizet's fourth opera, set in Egypt Libretto : Louis Gallet, after Alfred de Musset’s poem Namouna (1832) First performed : Opéra-Comique (2e salle Favart), 22 May 1872   STORY DJAMILEH, slave (mezzo-soprano) HAROUN, prince (tenor) SPLENDIANO, his secretary (tenor or baritone) SETTING: Cairo, Egypt Synopsis, based on Piotr Kaminski, Mille et un opéras, Fayard, Paris, … Continue reading 06. Djamileh (Georges Bizet) / La princesse jaune (Camille Saint-Saëns)

5. Hélène (Camille Saint-Saëns)

HÉLÈNE Poème lyrique en un acte Music and libretto by Camille Saint-Saëns First performed: Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, 18 February 1904 The opera was performed in London, Milan & Frankfurt in 1904; ran for seven performances at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, in January 1905; and for another 7 performances at the Paris Opéra in June 1919. An … Continue reading 5. Hélène (Camille Saint-Saëns)