OP0417. MANON LESCAUT (Auber), Live Performance, 1990, w.Patrick Fournillier Cond.l'Opéra-Comique Ensemble; Elizabeth Vidal, Alain Gabriel, René Massis, André Cognet, Brigitte Lafon, Alexandre Laiter, Marie-Thérèse Orain, Dominique Longuet, Gilles Dubernet & Catherine Estourelle. (France) 2-Le Chant du Monde 2781054/55, albeit missing Libretto-brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 3149025048462
"Winner of the Salzburg First International Prize in 1982, Patrick Fournillier has been Artistic Director of the Academy Orchestra from 1984 to 1986. In July 1986 he experienced great success and enthusiastic approvals both by public and press in substituting Emmanuel Krivine in Verdi's IL CORSARO in Nimes. In 1987 he won the second prize, the prize for the Polish Music interpretation, the Orchestra Prize and the Public Prize at the third Katowice International Competition (Poland). Patrick Fournillier conducts regularly the Romande Swiss Orchestra, the Europe Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Gran Teatro Liceo Orchestra in Barcelona Orchestra, the Radio-France New Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lyon National Orchestra, the Bordeaux-Aquitaine National Orchestra, the Lyon Opera, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Opéra National de Paris Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Opéra de Montecarlo Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra. During the first Massenet Festival, in 1990, he conducted Massenet’s CLEOPATRA and the oratorio LA VIERGE, followed by, in 1992, ESCLARMONDE and, in 1994, GRISÉLIDIS, PANURGE, LE CID and GOUNOD'S SAPHO. During 1988/9 season, Alain Lombard asked him to become First Guest Conductor at the Orchestre Nationale Bordeaux-Aquitaine Paris, with June Anderson, Rockwell Blake, and the Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris. In December, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, with the Romande Swiss Orchestra, he led the production POSTILLON DE LONGIUMEAU by Adam, broadcast by 25 television channels at the same time. From 1989 to 1992 he has been Permanent Director at the Picardy Sinfonietta in Amiens. Together with this orchestra, he was at the Opéra Comique de Paris in 1990 for the discovery of Auber's MANON LESCAUT (live recording for Chant du Monde)."
- Opera Ballet Vlaanderen