Mady Mesplé - 80th Anniversary 4 CD box
Mady Mesple 80th Anniversary
Label: EMI Catalog: 5099909500327 Format: CD
Opera Arias, Operetta Arias, Melodies, 20th Century Music, Chansons, Motets
4CD box set
Mady Mesplé was a fine French lyric coloratura soprano active from the late 1950s through the 1980s. Her operatic career was centered on the core coloratura roles, including Verdi's Rigoletto, Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, and Mozart's The Magic Flute, but she is best remembered for the title role in Delibes' Lakmé. Many consider her EMI recording of that signature role to be definitive. She also excelled in performances of new works, and as a recitalist.