Gluck, Berlioz, Rossini, Donizetti, Berlioz, Massenet, Gounod

Hommage à Pauline Viardot (Tribute to Pauline Viardot)

Hommage à Pauline Viardot
(Tribute to Pauline Viardot)

Marina Viotti soprano

Les Talens Lyriques
Conductor, Christophe Rousset



Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) / Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Extraits d’Orphée et Eurydice (1859)

Récitatif et air “Qu’entends-je ?…
Amour viens rendre à mon âme“ (Orphée)

Ballet des Ombres heureuse s Gioacchino

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Extraits de Semiramide (1823)

Cavatine “Bel raggio lusinghier“ (Semiramide)

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Extraits de La Favorite (1840)

Récitatif, air et récit “L’ai-je bien entendu ?…
Ô mon Fernand… Venez cruels“ (Léonor)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Extraits des Troyens (1863)

Entrées des Constructeurs, des Matelots et des Laboureurs
Monologue et air “Ah ah, je vais mourir… Adieu fière cité“ (Didon)

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Extraits de Marie-Magdeleine (1871)

“Ô mes sœurs“ (Méryem, la Magdaléenne)

Charles-François Gounod (1818-1893)
Extraits de Sapho (1851)

Récitatif et air “Où suis-je ?… Ô ma lyre immortelle“ (Sapho)

“This tribute to Pauline Viardot, one of the leading figures of French Romanti – cism, is a logical follow-up to our successful CD released in 2022 by Aparté, with Marina Viotti – recently crowned Lyric Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique Clas – sique – performing pieces that marked the nineteenth-century artist’s career. Giving this concert at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André makes all the more sense, since Hector Berlioz was very close to Pauline Viardot; the part of Didon in his opera Les Troyens, for instance, was composed with her in mind. I am delighted to be able to present this programme once again with Marina, whose youthful, ductile voice, beautifully controlled in every reg – ister, together with her amazing ease and naturalness, had us all elated and fired with enthusiasm.”

– Christophe Rousset