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Bacquier, Gabriel

Works: 664 works in 2,100 publications in 7 languages and 21,948 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Songs and music  Art music  History  Excerpts  Symphonic poems  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Narrator, Musician, Vocalist, Actor, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gabriel Bacquier
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

78 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman drunk in a tavern is coerced by a group of student to tell them tales and stories of his love life. After telling the stories, he awakes to see Stella, his secret new love in the arms of his rival Counsellor Lindorf
L'amour des trois oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen: Oper in vier Akten und einem Prolog, op. 33. Libretto: Véra Janacopoulos
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi painted an immense canvas with this dark but tuneful opera. The legendary Leontyne Price is seen in one of her greatest roles, Leonora. Price's soaring voice encompasses every nuance of Leonora's emotion as she moves from joy through resignation to ultimate heartbreak. James Levine's brilliant leading of the Met orchestra and chorus is a lesson in Verdi style. Giuseppe Giacomini is Alvaro, the man Leonora loves, and Leo Nucci is Don Carlo, the dark instrument of their Fate
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After dominating the international opera stage for more than 30 years, Dame Joan Sutherland takes a final bow in her stunning farewell performance of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer's grand French opera. Now regarded as one of the most memorable nights in Australia's musical history, Sutherland's formidable vocal skill is on full display throughout the demanding score, while conductor Richard Bonynge inspires orchestral brilliance at every turn
Guillaume Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Audi's new production of Guillaume Tell marked the first appearance of Rossini's final operatic masterpiece on the Met stage for nearly 85 years. Composed for the Paris Opera in 1829 and based on a play by Schiller, Guillaume Tell uses thrilling vocals, grand ballets, and magnificent choruses to tell the story of Swiss patriots throwing off the yoke of Austrian oppression. Baritone Gerald Finley sings the title role, lending great dignity to his character with his commanding yet beautiful singing. As the heroic youth Arnold, tenor Bryan Hymel excites with one blazing high note after another, opposite the spellbinding soprano Marina Rebeka as the conflicted Hapsburg princess Mathilde. John Relyea is the malevolent Austrian governor Gesler, and Janai Brugger shines as Tell's spirited son Jemmy. Fabio Luisi conducts a lively account of Rossini's score, beginning with its famously explosive overture
La damnation de Faust ; La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakmé by Léo Delibes( Recording )

56 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lakme Joan Sutherland, soprano Alain Vanzo, Gabriel Bacquier, baritone Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra and Chorus Richard Bonynge, conductor Llibretto included
L'heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel( )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Heure espagnole: Comédie musicale en un acte. Livret: Franc-Nohain (Maurice Etienne Legrand)
Louise by Gustave Charpentier( Recording )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon. Beverly Sills,soprano Nicolai Gedda,tenor Gerard Souzay,baritone Gabriel Bacquier,bass Nico Castel, tenor Michel Trempont, baritone Patricia Kern, mezzo-soprano Michele Raynaud, soprano Helia T'Hezan, soprano New Philharmonia Orchestra. Julius Rudel, conductor. Libretto and notes
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

44 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Favorita: Dramma serio in quattro atti. Libretto: Alphonse Royer e Gustave Vaëz. Versione italiana di Calisto Bassi
Mireille by Charles Gounod( )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano solo in French
L'etoile by Emmanuel Chabrier( Recording )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Etoile: Opéra bouffe en trois actes. Livret: Eugène Leterrier et Albert Vanloo
La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Belle Helene. Chorus and Orchestra of Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson, conductor. Jessye Norman, soprano; John Aler, tenor; Charles Burles, Gabriel Bacquier, baritone; Jean-Philippe Lafont
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
La jolie fille de Perth by Georges Bizet( )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Jolie fille de Perth: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges et Jules Adenis
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
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Bacquier, Augustin-Raymond-Théodore-Louis 1924-


Bacquier , Gabriel-Augustin-Raymond-Théodore-Louis

Bacquier, Gabriel-Augustin-Raymond-Théodore-Louis 1924-

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