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The world of César Franck (1822-90)

Frédégonde

Opera in five acts, music by Ernest Guiraud and Camille Saint-Saëns with the collaboration of Paul Dukas, libretto by Louis Gallet, premiered at the Paris Opéra on 16 December 1895.
Opera
When Ernest Guiraud died leaving his Frédégonde unfinished, Saint-Saëns agreed to complete the work on condition that he would receive assistance from the young Paul Dukas, who had the task of orchestrating half the opera. Both men were fascinated by the bloody rivalry between Brunhilda and Frédégonde.

Dates

Fri 10 June 2022
20.00
Opéra de Tours, Tours
Sun 12 June 2022
15.00
Opéra de Tours, Tours

Performers

OPÉRA DE TOURS AND CAPITOLE DE TOULOUSE CHOIRS
ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE REGION CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE/TOURS
Laurent Campellone conductor

Frédégonde Kate Aldrich
Brunhilda Angélique Boudeville
Mérowig Florian Laconi
Hilpéric Tassis Christoyannis
Fortunatus Artavazd Sargsyan
Prétextat Jean-Fernand Setti
Landéric Yuri Kissin

Programme

Frédégonde by Ernest Guiraud and Camille Saint-Saëns
in collaboration with Paul Dukas
Concert performance
Production Opéra de Tours
Scores published by the Palazzetto Bru Zane
Bru Zane Mediabase
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