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Roméo et Juliette

Author: Charles GounodBidú SayãoJussi BjörlingJohn BrownleeNicola MosconaAll authors
Publisher: [New York, New York] : [Metropolitan Opera], [1947]
Edition/Format:   eMusic : FrenchView all editions and formats
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From their first meeting until their tragic deaths, Jussi Björling and Bidú Sayô are a Romeo and Juliet you won't be able to forget. Their achingly beautiful voices convey all the passion and impetuousness of Shakespeare's poignant teenage lovers. But at the same time Björling and Sayao sing with an elegance and charm so necessary for French opera of the Belle Epoque.
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Material Type: Music, Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Gounod; Bidú Sayão; Jussi Björling; John Brownlee; Nicola Moscona; Emil Cooper; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.),
OCLC Number: 859396880
Language Note: Sung in French.
Notes: Duration: 2 hr., 6 min., 26 sec.
Performer(s): Bidú Sayão ; Jussi Björling ; John Brownlee ; Nicola Moscona ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Emil Cooper, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live in 1947 at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, New York.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (2 hr., 6 min., 26 sec.))
Contents: Overture --
Vérone vit jadis deux familes rivales --
L'heure s'envole joyeuse et folle --
Eh bien? cher Pŕis! --
Ah! Qu'elle est belle! Écoutez! écoutez! --
Allons! jeunes gens! Allons! belles dames! --
Enfin la place est libre--
Mab, la reine des mensonges --
Voyons nourice--
Je veux vivre dans le rêve (Juliet's waltz) --
Le nom de cette belle enfant? Ange adorable --
Quel qu'un! C'est mon cousin Tybalt! Que la fête recommence! --
Entr'acte --
Ô nuit! sous tes ailes obscure --
L'amour! L'amour! Ah! lève-toi soleil! --
Hélas! Moi, le haïr! --
Écoute! On vient! Personne! Personne! --
Ô nuit divine! --
Ah! ne fuis pas encore! --
Entr'acte --
Mon père! Dieu vous garde! --
Dieu, qui fis l'homme à ton image --
Depuis hier je cherche ; Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle --
Ah! Ah! Voici nos gens! --
Allons! Tu ne me connais pas --
Qu'est-ce donc? C'est Tybalt! Ô jour de deuil! --
Eh quoi? Tou-jours du sang! Ah! Jour de deuil et d'horreur --
Entr'acte --
Va! Je t'ai pardonné--
Nuit d'hyménée --
Ah! tu dis vrai, c'est le jour! --
Mon père! Tout m'accable! Buvez donc ce breuvage --
Juliet's slumber --
C'est la! Salut! Ô ma femme! --
À toi, ma Juliette! --
Console-toi, pauvre ḿe.
Responsibility: Charles Gounod.

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From their first meeting until their tragic deaths, Jussi Björling and Bidú Sayô are a Romeo and Juliet you won't be able to forget. Their achingly beautiful voices convey all the passion and impetuousness of Shakespeare's poignant teenage lovers. But at the same time Björling and Sayao sing with an elegance and charm so necessary for French opera of the Belle Epoque.

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