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Title
Mignon
Composer
Ambroise Thomas 1811-1896
Performer
Risë Stevens 1913-2013 (mezzosopraan) James Melton  (tenor) Ezio Pinza 1892-1957 (bas) Mimi Benzell  (zangstem) Lucielle Browning  (mezzosopraan) Metropolitan Opera Chorus  (koor) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  (orkest)
Conductor
Wilfrid Pelletier 1896-1982
Publisher
Walhall, 2009
2 cd's
Recording date
Live 1945
Playing time
02:18:05
EAN
4035122652871
CDR
DCX5788
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32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Ambroise Thomas

Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (French: [ɑ̃bʁwaz tɔma]; 5 August 1811 – 12 February 1896) was a French composer and teacher, best known for his operas Mignon (1866) and Hamlet (1868).

Born into a musical family, Thomas was a student at the Conservatoire de Paris, winning France's top music prize, the Prix de Rome. He pursued a career as a composer of operas, completing his first opera, La double échelle, in 1837. He wrote twenty further operas over the next decades, mostly comic, but he also treated more serious subjects, finding considerable success with audiences in France and abroad.

Thomas was appointed as a professor at the Conservatoire in 1856, and in 1871 he succeeded Daniel Auber as director. Between then and his death at his home in Paris twenty-five years later, he modernised the Con…Read more on Wikipedia

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