96. Fervaal (Vincent D’Indy)

Action musicale in 3 acts and a prologue Poem & music: Vincent d'Indy, after Esaias Tegnér's Axel First performed: Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, 12 March 1897 FERVAAL, Celtic chiefTenorGeorges Imbart de la TourARFAGARD, druidBaritoneHenri SeguinGUILHEN, Saracen womanMezzoJeanne RaunayKAÏTOContraltoEugénie ArmandPriests  LENNSMORTenorPaul IsouardGRYMPUIGBassHector DufranneCeltic chiefs  EDWIGTenorLuc DisyCHENNOSTenorGillonILBERTTenorDantuFERKEMNATTenorVictor CaissoGWELLKINGUBARBassHenri Artus BlanchardGEYWHIRBassVan AckerBERDDRETBassDelamarrePENVALDBassVerheydenHELWRIGBassCharles DanléeBUDUANNBassRoulet   MOUSSAHTenorLuc DisyA ShepherdTenorJulia MilcampsA MessengerBaritoneCadioA BardTenor Five peasantsTwo tenors, … Continue reading 96. Fervaal (Vincent D’Indy)

Ricciardo Vagniero

My friend Phil recently posted on a rarity: Loengrino, by the obscure Italian composer Ricciardo Vagniero. It is one of the most beautiful Italian operas I know, a testament to the glories of bel canto, a worthy successor to the heritage of Rossini and Donizetti. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfMdpfcBaxs Vagniero was a true son of Italy, a fertile vine … Continue reading Ricciardo Vagniero