Faust   (Fourestier;  Georges Nore, Jacqueline Brumaire, Raphael Arie, Robert Massard, Liliane Berton)  (2-Malibran 788)
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Faust   (Fourestier;  Georges Nore, Jacqueline Brumaire, Raphael Arie, Robert Massard, Liliane Berton)  (2-Malibran 788)
OP3165. FAUST, Broadcast Performance, 1 Jan., 1955, w.Fourestier Cond. l'Op�ra Ensemble; Georges Nor�, Jacqueline Brumaire, Rapha�l Ari�, Robert Massard, Liliane Berton, Genevi�ve Serres & Charles Soix, accompanied by broadcast commentary. (France) 2-Malibran 788. - 7600003777881


"Georges Nor� was a French tenor unjustly forgotten today, even though Sir Thomas Beecham choose him for the title role of FAUST, recorded in 1947. Although seen as the successor to Thill, in 1960 he took a somewhat premature retirement.�

- Laurent Bury, Op�raforum.com, 21 December, 2015

�To hear these native-born artists declaiming in their own tongue is pleasure enough in itself, but as they are all masters of their roles, the delight in hearing them is the greater. Nor�s refined, plaintive timbre allied to his sense of style makes his entire contribution above reproach."

- Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE, Sept., 2001

�Rapha�l Ari� was never as well known as his two great compatriots Nicolai Ghiaurov and Boris Christoff, but he is the third in the trinity of great Bulgarian basses. Born in Sofia he studied with the important pedagogue Christo Brambarov who guided his pupil�s career with care and caution. He won the Geneva singing competition in 1946, continuing studies in Italy with stellar figures such as Stracciari and Granforte and soon made a name for himself in Prokofiev, in BORIS and DON GIOVANNI. He performed widely in Italy and France in particular � though in 1953 he was chosen as the Commendatore for a Salzburg Festival performance under Furtw�ngler � even if he made Rome his base."

- Jonathan Woolf

"Massard made his professional debut at the Paris Opra in 1952, as the High Priest in SAMSON ET DALILA, shorthly followed by Valentin in FAUST. The same year, he also made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, as Thoas in IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE. His career rapidly took an international dimension with debuts in 1955, at La Scala and the Glyndebourne Festival, both as Ramiro in L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE. Oreste in IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE was his debut role at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Edinburgh Festival. Massard also appeared in North and South America, notably at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, at Carnegie Hall and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Henceforth considered one of the best French baritones of his generation, he was internationally acclaimed as Valentin in FAUST, Escamillo in CARMEN, Fieramosca in BENVENUTO CELLINI, and Golaud in PELLEAS ET MELISANDE."

- Ned Ludd

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