Jongleur de Notre-Dame;  La Navarraise   (Dervaux;  Vanzo, Massard, Moizan)   (2-Gala 100.747)
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Jongleur de Notre-Dame;  La Navarraise   (Dervaux;  Vanzo, Massard, Moizan)   (2-Gala 100.747)
OP0241. LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME (Massenet), Broadcast, 15 Dec., 1973, w.Dervaux Cond. ORTF Ensemble; Alain Vanzo, Robert Massard, Jules Bastin, Jean Dupouy, etc.; LA NAVARRAISE (Massenet), Broadcast Performance, 29 Nov., 1963, w.Hartemann Cond. ORTF Ensemble; Genevi�ve Moizan, Alain Vanzo, Jacques Mars, Lucien Lovano, etc.; LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME � Excerpts, w.Cloez Cond. Charles Friant, Roger Bourdin & Pierre Dupr�; La Navarraise � Excerpt, w.C�sar Vezzani. (Portugal) 2-Gala 100.747. Long out-of-print, (final professionally-made) copy! - 8712177046133


"...Vanzo combines all the elements of bel canto, whatever the selection. A seamless legato is joined with a technique that produces a beautiful, effortless sound....Vanzo’s voice caresses the music and demonstrates elegance."

- Bob Rose, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2005

“Alain Vanzo made his debut at the l’Opéra and the Opéra-Comique in 1957, going on to sing the Duke of Mantua in 1957. He became known and respected as a lyrical tenor and graduated towards a more robust tenor, culminating in his taking on Werther at age 40 and Don José at age 45! By the time he reached the age of 48, on 20 April, 1965, he sang with Montserrat Caballé (her American debut) in a concert performance in Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA at Carnegie Hall. Finally, after his 1976 performances of FAUST in the US, he had become a star.

In 1985, at age 57, [Vanzo] starred in the Paris Opéra’s historic revival of Meyerbeer’s ROBERT LE DIABLE which the company had not staged for some 90 years. Mady Mesplé, the soprano and a frequent vocal partner, told Le Monde that ‘with [Vanzo’s passing in 2002] a whole page of French lyric history has vanished’."

- Anne Midgette, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 24 Feb. 2002

�Massard made his professional d�but at the Paris Op�ra in 1952, as the High Priest in SAMSON ET DALILA, shorthly followed by Valentin in FAUST. The same year, he also made his d�but at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, as Thoas in IPHIG�NIE EN TAURIDE. His career rapidly took an international dimension with d�buts in 1955, at La Scala and the Glyndebourne Festival, both as Ramiro in L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE. Oreste in IPHIG�NIE EN TAURIDE was his d�but role at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Edinburgh Festival. Massard also appeared in North and South America, notably at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, at Carnegie Hall and the Teatro Col�n in Buenos Aires. Henceforth considered one of the best French baritones of his generation, he was internationally acclaimed as Valentin in FAUST, Escamillo in CARMEN, Fieramosca in BENVENUTO CELLINI, and Golaud in PELL�AS ET M�LISANDE.�

- Ned Ludd

�Genevi�ve Moizan entered the Conservatoire de Paris in 1942, and upon graduation in 1946 she won first prize in the Saint Sulpice competition. She d�buted at the Paris Op�ra in 1949 as Margu�rite in FAUST (with Nor� and Andr� Pernet), moving on to a vast repertoire. She often appeared in Monte Carlo, Geneva, Strasbourg, Brussels, Algiers, etc. It was, however, her collaboration with the ORTF which gained her the essential part of her national popularity for almost twenty-five years.

With its clear timbre, her lyric soprano was equally acclaimed in both dramatic and mezzo-soprano r�les: Werther, Sappho, Le Roi d'Ys, Mignon, Il Trovatore, etc.�

- Zillah D. Akron