Felicity Lott Poulenc

Offenbach - La Belle Hélène (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott) [2008]

Offenbach - La Belle Hélène (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott) [2008]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 5 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7,66 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | 127 min | +3% Recovery

This live performance of Offenbach’s witty, tuneful, swift-moving operetta smacks of the theater: in addition to some audible movement (not bothersome), the singers play off one-another in a marvelous manner, making the whole work gleam. Marc Minkowski’s field of expertise apparently is not only French Baroque–he leads with energy, charm, and an ear for Offenbach’s pointed orchestration (the brass is heard at its shiniest here) and reinstates some music dropped after the premiere (for whatever reason), including another little aria for Paris. The dialogue has been coyly updated and it works…
Offenbach - La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott, Sandrine Piau) [2005]

Offenbach - La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott, Sandrine Piau) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch); (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 3.46 Gb + 6.18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 154 min | +3% Recovery

The subject matter could not be different, but these two releases are extraordinarily special in their respective fields. And since both are vocal works, ergo their pairing in the interest of conserving space. But which to consider first? No disrespect is meant much less implied if we throw a chapeau in the air first for a painstaking critical edition by Jean-Christophe Keck of the libretto by Meilhac and Halévy for Jacques Offenbach’s political satire disguised as a jeu de’esprit, created for Napoleon III’s Grand Exhibition of 1867. R.D. (December 2005)
Strauss Richard - Der Rosenkavalier (Carlos Kleiber, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter) (2001/1994)

Strauss Richard - Der Rosenkavalier (Carlos Kleiber, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter) (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.

Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT (ape)  Music

Posted by galmuchet at April 18, 2007
Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT (ape)

Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT
Classical | RIP+UP | Format ape | All CD Covers & Sticker | CD audio 1985 | HARMONIA MUNDI | 195 Mb

Georges Bizet (Compositeur), Leo Delibes (Compositeur), Gabriel Faure (Compositeur), Cesar Franck (Compositeur), Charles Gounod (Compositeur), Reynaldo Hahn (Compositeur), Edouard Lalo (Compositeur), Franz Liszt (Compositeur), Camille Saint-Saens (Compositeur)
Felicity LOTT Soprano
Graham JOHNSON Piano

Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT  Music

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 11, 2006

CD audio 1985 HARMONIA MUNDI RIP+UP ([email protected]) + Covers


...surprenant notre cher Victor a inspiré les belles voix
Voyage A Paris - The Melodies Of Francis Poulenc - Lott, Johnson (2011)

Voyage A Paris - The Melodies Of Francis Poulenc - Lott, Johnson (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 227 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55366

This is a pick 'n' mix but nevertheless interesting assembly of Francis Poulenc's highly imaginative settings of French poetry. It ranges from the sublime to the inscrutable, with plenty of doggerel along the way. Like many other discs before and since, this is, in essence, a Felicity Lott with Graham Johnson showcase, and Poulenc, opuses plundered, takes a bit of a back seat. But even so, the brilliance of his writing is irrepressible as he turns numerous sows' ears into little silk purses. Anyone more interested in discovering Poulenc than Lott will not be disappointed at this taster.

Felicity Jones - Miller Mobley Photoshoot 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at Oct. 22, 2016
Felicity Jones - Miller Mobley Photoshoot 2016

Felicity Jones - Miller Mobley Photoshoot 2016
8 jpg | up to 1252*1877 | 3.04 MB
British actress
Felicity Jones by David Slijper for Harper's Bazaar UK November 2016

Felicity Jones - David Slijper Photoshoot 2016
8 jpg | up to 1280*1920 | 5.0 MB
English actress

BBC - Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 14, 2016
BBC - Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest (2012)

BBC - Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest (2012)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3904 Kbps | 59 mins | 1.71 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Long before she set foot on stage in England, Felicity Kendal launched her acting career in India, where her parents ran a theatre company called Shakespeareana. Here she returns to the land of her childhood to discover the full story of India's enduring love-affair with Shakespeare - from the first days of Empire to Bollywood and beyond.
Patrick Gallois, Lydia Wong - French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)

French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)
Patrick Gallois, flute; Lydia Wong, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557328 | Time: 00:59:33

Since the end of the seventeenth century French composers have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in writing for the flute. The instrument owes much of its prominence in French music of the twentieth century to the use made of it in orchestral colouring by composers such as Debussy and Ravel, as well as to a group of highly gifted players associated in one way or another with the Paris Conservatoire. They include the soloist on this recording, Patrick Gallois, a pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal. This collection of works composed during the last sixty years ranges from Poulenc’s Sonata, marked by rhythmic vitality and a delicate vein of sentimentality, Messiaen’s Le merle noir, inspired by bird song, to Boulez’s Sonatine, which the composer himself has characterised as ‘organised delirium’.