V0841. THE GOLDEN AGE OF OPERA IN FRANCE, Vol. I, incl. Alice Verlet, Eugène de Creus, Jean Vallier, Léon Beyle, Paul Guillamat, Hector Dufranne, Berthe Auguez de Montalant & Lucette Korsoff. (England) Symposium 1331, recorded 1905-13. Final Sealed Copy! - 760411331024
"The decades preceding World War I witnessed a remarkable flowering of French talent, drawing music lovers from all over the world. Paris became a musical Mecca and its three opera houses, together with La Monnaie in Belgium, witnessed important premieres and the début of numerous vocal ‘stars’. The recording machine arrived just in time to capture many of those voices before the war initiated a decline of the French school of singing, which the second global conflict consigned to history."
- Vivian A. Liff, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Autumn, 2007
"This one is for the historically minded and the curious….The repertoire is deliciously obscure and rare….what a treasure trove of beguiling arias and impressive, confident singing. Extra kudos to soprano Verlet for some extraordinary piano singing, and to all for authentic French style."
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2006