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Ensemble

Consummate Skill

'Hamlet' by Ambroise Thomas,
heard by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896) was the son of music teachers who made sure he had a thorough musical education. By the age of ten he was playing piano and violin, and he was accepted at the Paris Conservatory while still in his teens. In 1832, he won the coveted Prix de Rome with his cantata Hermann et Ketty and spent three years in that city studying the Italian melodic tradition. After his return to Paris, he began writing his first opera, La double échelle, which received numerous performances at the Opéra Comique. He had made his mark at a local theatre and would continue to do so with his operas...

Copyright © 6 April 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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AMBROISE THOMAS

HAMLET

SHAKESPEARE

METROPOLITAN OPERA

SIMON KEENLYSIDE

TOBY SPENCE

NEW YORK

ARIZONA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PARIS

FRANCE

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