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O beau pays de la Touraine

Opera details:

Opera title:

Les Hugenots

Composer:

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Les Hugenots Synopsis

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Marguerite de Valois

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2

Previous scene: Ein feste Burg
Next scene: Ah! si j'étais coquette

Antonina Nezhdanova, "O beau pays de la Touraine", Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots (rec. 1908)

Singer(s): Nina Koshetz Antonina Nezhdanova Nadezhda Obukhova

The great Russian soprano Antonina Nezhdanova (1873-1950) in Marguerite de Valois' aria "O beau pays de la Touraine" from Act 2 of Meyerbeer's grand opera Les Huguenots. The recording was made in 1908 for Gramophone Co.. This video features a picture of Nezhdanova, possibly in the costume of Queen Marguerite, set against the exterior and interior of the Palace of Fontainebleau as backgrounds.

The audio file comes from an album featuring Nezhdanova's recordings on Preiser. The original 78rpm disc used by Preiser for this transcription was in less than mint condition. My warm appreciations to Doug@CurzonRoad for so kindly and generously offering his help in making the best possible effort to clean up the audio file.

The following biographical notes on Nezhdanova comes from Andrea's subito-cantabile: A Site for Collectors of Great Singers of the Past (

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