At the back of the holy temple

By December 29, 2016 Blog, Opera, Selected Posts

Or at the side of the holy church, as temples didn’t feature on our morning perambulation, whereas a church is easy to find as you’re never far away from one in Vienna.

Today’s choices are two magnificent pieces from La belle France, and they serve to fill two of the French gaps on the playlist, namely Bizet and Massenet.

For Georges Bizet, I’ve chosen the simply sublime recording of Jussi Björling/Robert Merrill singing Auf fond du temple saint from Les Pecheurs des Perles.

For Massenet, I’m adding Toute mon âme est là…Pourquoi me réveiller with Alfredo Kraus from the opera Werther. Magnifique!