La Basoche  (Messager)  (Gressier;  Berton, Monteil, Maurane, Musy, Lovano)  (2-Malibran 787)
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La Basoche  (Messager)  (Gressier;  Berton, Monteil, Maurane, Musy, Lovano)  (2-Malibran 787)
OP3164. LA BASOCHE (Messager), Broadcast Performance, 30 April, 1958, w.Gressier Cond. RTF Ensemble; Lillian Berton, Denise Monteil, Germaine Parat, Camille Maurane, Moizan, Boué, Bourdin, Louis Musy, Lucien Lovano, etc.; Messager Excerpts by Massard, Musy, Reidinger & Huylbrock. (France) 2-Malibran 787. Final Copy! - 7600003777874


�LA BASOCHE is an op�ra comique in three acts, with music by Andr� Messager and a French libretto by Albert Carr�. The opera d�buted at the Op�ra-Comique in Paris in 1890 and was mounted in Brussels in 1890, Geneva in 1891, London in 1891�1892 and New York in 1893.

The title of the operetta refers to the old Parisian guild of law clerks that was abolished with the French revolution in the 18th century. LA BASOCHE was first performed at the Op�ra-Comique (Salle du Th��tre Lyrique, place du Ch�telet), Paris, on 30 May 1890 and was initially given on 51 nights. It was revived there up to the Second World War and given at least another 150 performances, with Jean P�rier, Andr� Baug� playing Cl�ment Marot and Lucien Fug�re repeating the role of the duke. Messager himself conducted the 1900, 1902 and 1919 productions at the Op�ra-Comique, while later revivals were conducted by Gustave Clo�z and Albert Wolff. In 1908 the work entered the repertoire of the Th��tre de la Ga�t� in Paris, the cast including Baug�, Edm�e Favart and Fug�re and was revived there in 1927. It was presented at the Th��tre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in 1934 under the management of Maurice Lehmann with Baug� and Yvonne Brothier.�

- Wikipedia

�Camille Maurane was a French baritone singer who studied at the Paris Conservatoire in the class of Claire Croiza from 1936 to 1939. He began his professional career as a singer in 1940 at the Op�ra-Comique in Paris. He d�buted as the Moine musicien in LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE DAME on 14 January 1940.

His voice was typical of the baryton-martin range (between baritone and tenor). He is famous for his interpretation of Debussy's Pell�as, for which he took part in three complete recordings. He is also regarded as one of the best interpreters of French m�lodies, of which he left many recordings. His repertoire extended back to music of Rameau through to Honegger and other contemporaries. A dedicated teacher, he taught at the Paris Conservatory until 1981.�

Liliane Berton made her debut, in 1952, at the Opra-Comique, in Michel Maurice Lvys DOLORES. Her talent was immediately noticed and she was engaged by the Paris Opra.

With a graceful physique and a voice that enchanted the audience, she began a dazzling career. In France, she was heard as Sophie (WERTHER) and Poussette (MANON), Rosina (THE BARBER OF SEVILLE), Siebel (FAUST), Eurydice (ORPHE), and Cherubino or Suzanna (LES NOCES DE FIGARO).

In 1957, she was Sister Constance at the creation of Poulenc's DIALOGUE DES CARMLITES. In his tribute to the singer, Andr Tubeuf declares that, in this role, she was incomparable and irreplaceable... this song of bird and source, this laughing and melancholy grace, this natural in the supernatural (review Musicological Classica, June 2009).

In 1962, at the Paris Opra, she sang Sophie alongside Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, the legendary marshallin. In 1963, at the Glyndebourne Festival, she was invited to sing the role of Suzanna, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO.

In 1963 she played Jacqueline in FORTUNIO, during the inauguration of the Grand-Thtre de Limoges (the current Opera-Theatre of Limoges).

- Wikipedia

Louis Musy was a French operatic baritone and stage director principally active at the Paris Opra-Comique. His teacher was Lon David. He made his dbut in LE CHEMINEAU by Leroux in 1925 at the Opra-Comique and went on to sing many other French and Italian roles in the Opra-Comique repertoire. Musy was a member of the four-member committee which ran the Opra-Comique after the liberation of Paris during 1944. From 1947 he was a director of staging at the theatre. His pupils included Xavier Depraz, Jean Dupouy, Jacques Loreau, Irne Sicot and Remy Corazza.

He sang in recordings of CARMEN in 1927 (as Escamillo), FAUST in 1930 (Valentin), THE TALES OF HOFFMAN in 1948 (Lindorf), and LOUISE in 1956 (Father); as well as L'COLE DES MARIS by Emmanuel Bondeville in 1954 (Sganarelle), and LES MOUSQUETAIRES AU COUVENT 1957 (Bridaine) AND LA FILLE DE MADAME ANGOT in 1958 (Larivaudire). He played Dr. Bartolo in the 1948 Opra-Comique film of LE BARBIER DE SVILLE directed by Jean Loubignac and conducted by Andr Cluytens.

- Zillah Dorset Akron