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Blanc, Ernest

Works: 275 works in 671 publications in 4 languages and 4,474 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  History  Musical settings  Music  Preludes (Music)  Songs  Abridgments  Classical music radio programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Musician, l4, per, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ernest Blanc
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar Faust is tempted into contract with the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman drunk in a tavern is coerced by a group of student to tell them tales and stories of his love life. After telling the stories, he awakes to see Stella, his secret new love in the arms of his rival Counsellor Lindorf
Les pêcheurs de perles The pearl fishers = Die Perlenfischer by Georges Bizet( Recording )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Scene: A shore on the island of Ceylon in antiquity) In anticipation of the fishing season, the villagers elect Zurga as their king and prepare their annual vigil to ensure safe seas. Zurga welcomes Nadir, his long-time friend, whom he has not seen since their love for the same woman divided them. They promise eternal friendship and vow never again to allow a woman to come between them. Within moments, a woman arrives, veiled. She will stand through the night, alone on the shore, in ritual prayer. Zurga promises her a priceless pearl if she is chaste in her duty and death if she violates her purity. Nadir recognizes her voice. It is Léïla, the woman he and Zurga loved in the past, and his feelings for her are rekindled . .
The pearl fishers by Georges Bizet( Recording )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great opera duets by Renata Tebaldi( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat beroemde operaduetten van o.a. Delibes, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Humperdinck
The tales of Hoffmann highlights by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson and Delilah [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

6 editions published in 1963 in French and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Recording )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Iphigénie en Tauride highlights by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in French and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this production opened, it had been more than half a century since Met audiences had last heard Bellini's gem of an opera. It was well worth the wait. "The best cast in the world," was how one critic described the legendary performers the Met brought together. The pair sent audiences into a frenzy with their sumptuous, dazzling singing. Joan Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" by her fans and the press, is the hapless heroine Elvira who loses her heart--and her sanity--over Luciano Pavarotti, the Cavalier hero torn between love and duty
William Tell highlights by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'enfance du Christ ; Romeo et Juliette (excerpts) by Hector Berlioz( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen highlights by Georges Bizet( Recording )

6 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habanera, Seguidilla, Canson Boheme, Toreador song Maria Callas, soprano Choeurs Rene Duclos Jean Laforge, director Choeurs d'Enfants Jean Pesneaud & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera GeorgesPretre, conductor
Don Procopio by Georges Bizet( Recording )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.37 for Saint-Saen ... to 0.50 for Louise ...)

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Alternative Names
Blanc, Ernest, 1923-

Blanc, Ernest Marius Victor

Ernest Blanc Frans zanger (1923-2010)

Ernest Blanc Opera singer


French (135)

Italian (19)

German (10)

English (4)