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Les barbares is a 1901 tragédie lyrique in 3 acts by Camille Saint-Saëns to a libretto by Victorien Sardou and Pierre-Barthélemy Gheusi.[1] The opera was originally intended for the Roman theatre of Orange, in Provence, but instead premiered at the Paris Opéra Palais Garnier in October 1901.

Les barbares
tragédie lyrique by Camille Saint-Saëns
Camille Saint-Saëns in 1900 by Pierre Petit.jpg
The composer in 1900, photographed by Pierre Petit
Librettist
LanguageFrench
Premiere
October 1901 (1901-10)

Contents

RolesEdit

  • Floria - chief vestal virgin (soprano)
  • Marcomir - leader of the Barbarians (tenor)
  • Le Récitant (bass)
  • Scaurus (bass)
  • Le Veilleur (tenor)
  • Hildibrath (baritone)
  • Livie (contralto)
  • Germains, légionnaires, romains, habitants d'Orange, vestales, femmes, enfants gallo-romains.

RecordingsEdit

  • Les Barbares : Catherine Hunold (Floria), Julia Gertseva (Livie), Edgaras Montvidas (Marcomir), Jean Teitgen (Le Récitant / Scaurus), Shawn Mathey (Le Veilleur), Philippe Rouillon (Hildibrath / Le Grand Sacrificateur), Tigran Guiragosyan (Premier Habitant), Laurent Pouliaude (Second Habitant), Ghezlane Hanzazi (Une Femme) Choeur Lyrique et Orchestre Symphonique Saint-Étienne Loire, conducted Laurent Campellone. Ediciones singulares. 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sabina Teller Ratner Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921: A Thematic Catalogue of His Complete Works 0198163207 2002

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