Manon;   Die Lustige Witwe   (Etcheverry / Cariven;  Doria, Vanzo, Huberty)    (Malibran 666)
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Manon;   Die Lustige Witwe   (Etcheverry / Cariven;  Doria, Vanzo, Huberty)    (Malibran 666)
OP1515. MANON - Excerpts, recorded 1956, w.Etcheverry Cond. Ren�e Doria, Alain Vanzo, Adrien Legros, etc.;�� DIE LUSTIGE WITWE - Excerpts (in French), w.Cariven Cond. Ren�e Doria & Lucien Huberty;� REN�E DORIA, w.Etcheverry Cond.: An der sch�nen blauen Donau; Fr�hlingsstimmen (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





"Alain Vanzo made his debut at l'Opra and the Opra-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 Jos at age 45! By the time he reached the age of 48, on 20 April, 1965, he sang with Montserrat Caball (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 Opra's historic revival of Meyerbeer's ROBERT LE DIABLE which the company had not staged for some 90 years. Mady Mespl, 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





Rene Dorias official operatic dbut 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 dbut at the Gat-Lyrique in 1943, as Lakm, and the following year, made her dbut at the Opra-Comique, in the same rle. Her dbut at the Paris Opra in 1947, as the Queen of the Night in THE MAGIC FLUTE, was highly successful. Other rles at that house included Leila in LES PCHEURS DE PERLES, the title rle in MIREILLE, Margurite in FAUST, Juliette in ROMO ET JULIETTE, Ophlie in HAMLET, Manon, Thas, as well as Fiordiligi in COS 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 CARMLITES. In her thirty year career, Doria sang an estimated sixty rles.

- Zillah Akron Dorset