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CD11161 Thomas Caid 2004 Metz

CD11161 Thomas Caid 2004 Metz
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CD11161 Thomas Caid 2004 Metz

Le Caïd Opera bouffe in 2 acts in verse Music by Ambroise Thomas Libretto by Thomas Sauvage

First Performance: Opéra-Comique, Paris, January 3, 1849

Cast: Virginie, modiste - Nathalie Gaudefroy (s) Fatma, fille du caïd - Sarah Vaysset Birotteau (s) Birotteau, coiffeur - Roger Pujol (t) Ali-Bajou, vieil eunuque - Jean-Francis Monvoisin (t) Michel, tambour-major - Shadi Torbey (bs) Aboul-Y-Far, caïd Jean-Loup Pagesy (bs)

Choeurs de l'Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Chef de chant - Futaba Oki Orchestre national de Lorraine Direction musicale -Jacques Mercier

In house recording 12/02/2004

Place, Algeria. Time, Nineteenth Century A barber who has sought his fortune in Algeria is most unsuccessful in obtaining custom. In the hope of receiving twenty thousand dinars as recompense he proposes to the local magistrate, or Caïd, to give him the names of men who will promise to give him (the Caïd) a blow with a stick while he is exercising his functions as night-magistrate. The Caïd accepts the offer, mentally resolving, however, to substitute the hand of his daughter when the time comes for payment. But the heart of Birottean, the barber, belongs to Mdlle. Virginie, a milliner of the Rue Vivienne, who has also come to seek her fortune in Algeria, while the daughter of the Caïd is greatly smitten with a French drum-major. To tell the story briefly, after many complications, and a scene in which the barber himself administers to the Caïd the blows of a stick which he had engaged to deliver, the unfortunate official is compelled to pay the twenty thousand dinars, and receives in exchange a pomade which is guaranteed to be an infallible cure for the effects of the bastonnade.



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