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Bacquier, Gabriel

Works: 864 works in 2,565 publications in 7 languages and 24,582 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Excerpts  Songs and music  Symphonic poems  Music  Art music  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, br=, Other, Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Vocalist, Creator, Actor, Musician, Narrator, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gabriel Bacquier
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

81 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Nicolai Gedda leads the cast as the lovelorn poet of the title, whose quest for the ideal woman turns into a series of harrowing, fantastical adventures. Régine Crespin is the courtesan Giulietta, Colette Boky is Olympia, the mechanical doll who magically comes to life, and Lucine Amara is Antonia, the young innocent who tragically sings herself to death. Gabriel Bacquier delivers a thrilling portrayal of the Four Villains, and Frederica von Stade is Hoffmann's sidekick and muse, Nicklausse
L'amour des trois oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 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( )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary conductor Bruno Walter leads this riveting performance of Verdi's dark tale with Stella Roman (Leonore) and Frederick Jagel (Alvaro) as the young lovers separated after a tragic accident. A cruel fate makes each one believe that the other is dead, until another accident reunites them--only to wrench them apart once more. The great American baritone Lawrence Tibbett is Don Carlo, Leonora's avenging brother who will stop at nothing to save the family honor, and the great Ezio Pinza takes a star turn as Padre Guardiano
Mireille by Charles Gounod( )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano solo in French
Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

36 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 811 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
Manon by Jules Massenet( Recording )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 800 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 damnation de Faust ; La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillaume Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the Swiss archer, William Tell, who attempts to free his town from Austrian rule
Lakmé by Léo Delibes( Recording )

70 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 725 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( )

34 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise: Roman musical en quatre actes
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

50 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 529 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
L'etoile by Emmanuel Chabrier( )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Etoile: Opéra bouffe en trois actes. Livret: Eugène Leterrier et Albert Vanloo
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

37 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 464 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
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 437 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
La navarraise by Jules Massenet( )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

45 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Joan Sutherland takes on the role of Donna Anna in this star-studded broadcast, displaying the full range of the character's feelings, from fury to mourning to revenge. Sutherland's singing perfectly balances floating legato lines with fiery coloratura. James Morris is the libertine of the title, a ruthless man in the guise of a handsome, charismatic aristocrat. Gabriel Bacquier sings his servant, Leporello, and Julia Varady is the besotted Donna Elvira
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 384 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 1924-2020

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