Herodiade  (Plasson;   Cheryl Studer, Nadine Denize, Ben Heppner, Thomas Hampson, Jose van Dam) (3-EMI 55378)
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Herodiade  (Plasson;   Cheryl Studer, Nadine Denize, Ben Heppner, Thomas Hampson, Jose van Dam) (3-EMI 55378)
OP0369. HÉRODIADE (Massenet), recorded 1994, w. Michel Plasson Cond. Toulouse Capitole Ensemble; Cheryl Studer, Nadine Denize, Ben Heppner, Thomas Hampson, José van Dam, etc. 3-EMI 55378, Slipcase Edition w.Elaborate 152pp. Libretto-Brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 724355537829

CRITIC REVIEW:

“As befits this grandest of grand operas, Plasson’s interpretation extracts fine, incisive playing from the Toulouse orchestra, has a glorious yet girlish Salomé in Cheryl Studer, an imposing Phanuel in José van Dam and a terrifying, manipulative, lascivious Hérode in Thomas Hampson. But he is let down by Nadine Denize’s unlovely Hérodiade, whose occasional flat notes might be excusable were it not for her strident tone. Ben Heppner’s Jean cannot be faulted technically, but stylistically he is too much of a Heldentenor for this lyric role.”

- ClassicalMusic.com