Le Roi d'Ys  (Lalo)  (Dervaux;  Boue, Nore, Moizan, Cambon)   (2-Malibran 604)
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Le Roi d'Ys  (Lalo)  (Dervaux;  Boue, Nore, Moizan, Cambon)   (2-Malibran 604)
OP1016. LE ROI D�YS (Lalo), Broadcast Performance, 18 March, 1954, w.Dervaux Cond. Radio Lyrique Ensemble; Geori Bou�, Genevi�ve Moizan, Georges Nor�, Ren� Bianco, Andr� Philippe, Charles Cambon, etc. (France) 2-Malibran 604. Final Copy! - 3760003776049


"Anyone coming to this wonderful score for the first time could do a lot worse than to acquire the [above] 1954 performance under Pierre Dervaux with Geori Bou, Genevive Moizan, Georges Nor and Ren Bianco. There are no weak links here and the sound quality is good."

- Patrick Bade, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2011

"Geori (Georgette) Boue made her Paris debut at the Opera-Comique in 1939, as Mimi in LA BOHEME (singing in the 1,000th performance at the Salle Favart on 3 May 1951), and other roles there included: Lakme, Manon (singing in the 2,000th performance on 18 January 1952), and Ciboulette (first performance at the Opera-Comique). In her HERODIADE, Louise, Gilda, Violetta, Desdemona, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Tatiana, etc. Boue had a clear voice of considerable power, renowned for her impeccable diction, she was widely regarded as one of the greatest French sopranos of the 1940s. She was married to French baritone Roger Bourdin in May 1944, with whom she can be heard in two recordings, FAUST under Thomas Beecham, and THAIS. She retired from the stage in 1970, then died 5 January, 2017, at age 98."

- David Salazar, operawire.com, 6 Jan., 2017

Genevive Moizan entered the Conservatoire de Paris in 1942, and upon graduation in 1946 she won first prize in the Saint Sulpice competition. She dbuted at the Paris Opra in 1949 as Margurite 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 roles: Werther, Sapho, Le Roi d'Ys, Mignon, Il Trovatore, etc.

- Zillah D. Akron

"To hear these native-born artists declaiming in their own tongue is pleasure enough in itself, but as they are all masters of their roles, the delight in hearing them is the greater. Nor�s refined, plaintive timbre allied to his sense of style makes his entire contribution above reproach."

- Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE, Sept., 2001

"Georges Nor, a French tenor unjustly forgotten today, even though Sir Thomas Beecham choose him for the title role of FAUST, recorded in 1947. Although seen as the successor to Thill, in 1960 he took a somewhat premature retirement."

- Laurent Bury, Opraforum.com, 21 December, 2015

In the firmament of model French singers, Charles Cambon figures amongst the greatest. Thanks to the good instincts of certain artistic directors, this voice of exceptional timbre, power and range has been preserved for us in all its splendour.

Charles Cambon joined the chorus at lOpra in 1923, amking his solo dbut a year later in a small role in BORIS GODUNOV. He would remain thrity years in this illustrious theatre, making an impression as Amonasro, Valentin, Ottokar in DER FREISCHTZ, as Sylvio in PAGLIACCI and as the Dutchman. He appeared only once at lOpra-Comique as a memorable Zurga in LES PCHEURS DE PERLES. But it was radio and records that brought him fame. True opera-lovers never missed the broadcasts in which he starred, admiring his diction, his fearlessness, his fabulous top notes but also his sensibility and his dramatic instincts in the greatest roles; Rigoletto, Luna in IL TROVATORE, Athanal, Iago and of course Hamlet.

Charles Cambon died in Paris on 17 September,1965. He lives on, thanks to recordings, as one of the most admired baritones of the French vocal tradition.

- Jean Ziegler