Bizet: Les pêcheurs de perles

发行时间:2017-03-14
发行公司:believe digital
简介:  This is, of course, a famous mono recording of Bizet’s second-most-famous opera, though outside of France it has only been an audience favorite since 1950. It was reissued by Philips in 1993, a version still available on Amazon, as is a 2003 reissue by Opera d’Oro. None of the three versions contains a libretto. Both the Philips and Opera d’Oro releases have been criticized for their rather thin, shallow sound and tinny high range. Guild has corrected this, removed a remarkable amount of surface noise, and added a 10-inch LP recital by soprano Pierrette Alarie. The result is a handsome reissue (despite the fact that Alarie’s last name is misspelled on the front cover) of a recording that many still consider the finest-ever of this opera despite cuts in the score.
  This is, of course, a famous mono recording of Bizet’s second-most-famous opera, though outside of France it has only been an audience favorite since 1950. It was reissued by Philips in 1993, a version still available on Amazon, as is a 2003 reissue by Opera d’Oro. None of the three versions contains a libretto. Both the Philips and Opera d’Oro releases have been criticized for their rather thin, shallow sound and tinny high range. Guild has corrected this, removed a remarkable amount of surface noise, and added a 10-inch LP recital by soprano Pierrette Alarie. The result is a handsome reissue (despite the fact that Alarie’s last name is misspelled on the front cover) of a recording that many still consider the finest-ever of this opera despite cuts in the score.