Manon;   Die Lustige Witwe   (Etcheverry / Cariven;  Doria, Vanzo, Huberty)    (Malibran 666)
Item# OP1515
$19.90
Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Product Description

Manon;   Die Lustige Witwe   (Etcheverry / Cariven;  Doria, Vanzo, Huberty)    (Malibran 666)
OP1515. MANON - Excerpts, recorded 1956, w.Etcheverry Cond. Renée Doria, Alain Vanzo, Adrien Legros, etc.;   DIE LUSTIGE WITWE - Excerpts (in French), w.Cariven Cond. Renée Doria & Lucien Huberty;  RENÉE DORIA, w.Etcheverry Cond.: An der schönen blauen Donau; Frühlingsstimmen (both Johann Strauss, in French). (France) Malibran 666. - 376000377666

CRITIC REVIEWS:

"...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



"In 1985, at age 57, [Vanzo] starred in the Paris Opéra’s historic revival of ROBERT LE DIABLE by Meyerbeer, 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



“Renée Doria’s official operatic début took place in 1942, in Marseille, as Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. After singing Constance in THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO in Cannes under Reynaldo Hahn, and the three heroines (Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia) in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN in Strasbourg, opposite baritone Vanni Marcoux, she made her Paris début at the Gaîté-Lyrique in 1943, as Lakmé, and the following year, made her début at the Opéra-Comique, in the same rôle. Her début at the Paris Opéra in 1947, as the Queen of the Night in THE MAGIC FLUTE, was highly successful. Other rôles at that house included Leila in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES, the title rôle in MIREILLE, Marguérite in FAUST, Juliette in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE, Ophélie in HAMLET, Manon, Thaïs, as well as Fiordiligi in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Gilda in RIGOLETTO, and Violetta in LA TRAVIATA, etc.

Doria also sang in baroque music such as Rameau's LES INDES GALANTES, and contemporary works, such as Ravel's L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE, and Poulenc's DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES. In her thirty year career, Doria sang an estimated sixty rôles.”

- Zillah Akron Dorset