Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert featuring Orchestre National de Lyon conducted by Michel Plasson and featuring Mezzo-Soprano Beatric Uria-Monzon in music of Faure, Chausson and Schubert. Recorded live at l'Opera Comique in Paris on March 6, 2011
March 23, 2011

Beatrice Uria-Monzon - One of the shining stars of French opera and song.

Over to Paris this week for a concert recorded on March 6th and given at the Salle Favart of the famous Opera Comique. Orchestre National de Lyon conducted by one of my all-time favorites Michel Plasson and featuring the international Opera sensation Mezzo-Soprano Beatrice Uria-Monzon in a really wonderful program of music by Faure, Chausson and Schubert.

The concert was recorded by France Musique and as always, is broken up into two parts. Part 1 (the top player) starts off with the Faure Pelleas et Melisande and continues with the Chausson Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, both featuring Beatrice Uria-Monzon. Part 2 (bottom player) features the Bizet Symphony in C major.

Here are the notes:

Opéra Comique : Fauré, Chausson, Bizet

Part 1 - Gabriel Fauré
Pelléas et Mélisande Op.80 (1900)

Ernest Chausson
Poème de l’amour et de la mer Op.19 (1882,1890)

Part 2 - Georges Bizet
Symphonie en ut Majeur

Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Mezzo-soprano
Orchestre National de Lyon
Michel Plasson, Direction
Concert donné le 6 mars

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