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French-Language Operas: Carmen, Don Carlos, La Fille Du R Giment, Orpheus in the Underworld, Samson and Delilah, Pell as Et M Lisande, Hamlet Source Wikipedia

French-Language Operas: Carmen, Don Carlos, La Fille Du R Giment, Orpheus in the Underworld, Samson and Delilah, Pell as Et M Lisande, Hamlet

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Published December 19th 2012
ISBN : 9781153599511
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200 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 199. Chapters: Hamlet (opera), Carmen, Les pecheurs de perles, Pelleas et Melisande (opera), Robert le diable, LesMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 199. Chapters: Hamlet (opera), Carmen, Les pecheurs de perles, Pelleas et Melisande (opera), Robert le diable, Les Troyens, Samson and Delilah (opera), Esclarmonde, Don Carlos, Mireille (opera), Saint Francois dAssise, Iphigenie en Tauride, La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein, Le roi malgre lui, Benvenuto Cellini (opera), Les Huguenots, The Tales of Hoffmann, Mignon, Les surprises de lAmour, William Tell (opera), Sapho (Gounod), Manon, La Esmeralda (opera), Le voyage dans la lune (operetta), Sapho (Massenet), Les vepres siciliennes, Prima Donna (opera), Les cloches de Corneville, Lenfant et les sortileges, Faust (opera), Castor et Pollux, Les brigands, Veronique (operetta), Orpheus in the Underworld, Lange de Nisida, Platee, Werther, La Perichole, The Love for Three Oranges, La marquise de Brinvilliers (opera), La damnation de Faust, Atys (Lully), Cendrillon, La Juive, La statue, Le dernier sorcier, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Lheure espagnole, Ariane et Barbe-bleue, La muette de Portici, Le roi dYs, Venus et Adonis, La fille du regiment, Louise (opera), Don Quichotte, Hippolyte et Aricie, Thais (opera), Fervaal, Les elemens, Cendrillon (Viardot), Genevieve de Brabant, Les ptites Michu, Dinorah, LAfricaine, Lamour de loin, Fantasio (opera), Lakme. Excerpt: Hamlet is an opera in five acts by the French composer Ambroise Thomas, with a libretto by Michel Carre and Jules Barbier based on a French adaptation by Alexandre Dumas, pere and Paul Meurice of Shakespeares play Hamlet. See also: Operas by Ambroise Thomas Harriet Smithson as Ophelia (1827).The Parisian publics fascination with Ophelia, prototype of the femme fragile, began in the fall of 1827, when an English company directed by William Abbot came to Paris to give a season of Shakespeare in English at the Odeon. On 11 September 1827 the Irish actress Harriet Smithson played the part of Ophelia in Hamlet. Her mad scene appeared to owe little to tradition and seemed almost like an improvisation, with several contemporary accounts remarking on her astonishing capacity for mime. Her performances produced an extraordinary reaction: men wept openly in the theater, and when they left were convulsed by uncontrollable emotion. The twenty-five-year-old Alexandre Dumas, pere, who was about to embark on a major career as a novelist and dramatist, was in the audience and found the performance revelatory, far surpassing all my expectations. The French composer Hector Berlioz was also present at that opening night performance and later wrote: The lightning flash of that sublime discovery opened before me at a stroke the whole heaven of art, illuminating it to its remotest depths. I recognized the meaning of dramatic grandeur, beauty, truth. Even the wife of the English ambassador, Lady Granville, felt compelled to report that the Parisians roar over Miss Smithsons Ophelia, and strange to say so did I. (The actresss Irish accent and the lack of power in her voice had hindered her success in London.) It wasnt long before new clothing and hair styles, a la mode dOphelie and modeled on those of the actress, became all the rage in Paris. Not everything about the performance or the play was considered convincing. The supporting players were conceded to be weak. The large