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A Musical Novel: Charpentier's "Louise"

Baritone José Van Dam
Nomi Baumgarti
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Baritone José Van Dam"

The great José Van Dam joins an outstanding cast - including Beverly Sills and Nicolai Gedda - in the first opera of the 20th century to be featured at Paris's famed Opéra-Comique: Gustave Charpentier's "Louise."

Gustave Charpentier: Louise
Beverly Sills: Louise
Nicolai Gedda: Julien
José van Dam: Le père
Mignon Dunn: La mère

Orchestra and Chorus of the Paris Opera
Julius Rudel, conductor

Read a synopsis to Charpentier's Louise.

Learn more about Louise, and about the man who created this so-called 'musical novel', Gustave Charpentier.

Enjoy the great Beverly Sills sing Louise's famous aria 'Depuis le jour'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kt50l7uf10