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Héroïque: French Opera Arias ()

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composed by Alfred Bruneau, Charles Gounod, Ernest Reyer, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Hector Berlioz, Henri Rabaud, Jules Massenet

In the public's mind, the heroic tenor is most strongly associated with the music dramas of Richard Wagner, and as a result, the German Fach system term Heldentenor is commonly used to describe this formidable vocal quality. Yet there were many heroic roles in French grand opera in the 19th century, and the arias that Bryan Hymel has selected for this 2015 Warner release demonstrate the prevalence of such singing (in French terminology, tenor fort français ) in the works of Rossini, Berlioz, Massenet, Gounod, Meyerbeer, ...

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  1. Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Act 4. Ne m'abandonne point, espoir de la vengeance! ...Asile héréditaire ...Amis, amis, secondez m
  2. La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra ("légende dramatique"), H. 111 (Op. 24): Part 4. Nature immense
  3. Jérusalem, opera: Act 2. L'Émir auprès de lui m'appelle ...Je veux encore entendre ta voix
  4. I Vespri siciliani (Les vêpres siciliennes), opera: Act 4. C'est Guy de Montfort! ...Ô jour de peine et de souffrance
  5. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Act 5. Inutiles regrets
  6. La reine de Saba, opera, CG 7: Act 2. Faiblesse de la race humaine! ...Inspirez-moi, race divine!
  7. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 4. Pays merveilleux ...Ô paradis sorti de l'onde ...Conduisez-moi vers ce navire
  8. Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts: Act 4. Ne pouvant réprimer les élans de la foi
  9. Sigurd, opera: Act 2. Le bruit des chants s'éteint ...Esprits, gardiens de ces lieux
  10. L'Attaque du Moulin, opera: Act 2. Le jour tombe ...Adieu, forêt profonde
  11. La Fille de Roland, opera: Act 5. Chante, vieux jardin, ta chanson de cigales
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Héroïque: French Opera Arias
2015, Warner Classics

UPC: 825646179503

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