||Vierge (Orchestra Sinfonica del Festival di Pasqua) DVD (2009) |
Collado CD discography Jose Collado conducts this rare, remarkable performance of Massenet’s La Vierge, a four-scene oratorio that tells the story of the Virgin Mary from the Annunciation (the message from Gabriel that she would bear the son of God) to the Assumption (her ascent to heaven).
La Vierge is an oratorio in 4 scenes by Massenet to a French libretto by Charles Grandmougin. It was first performed at the OpĂ©ra in Paris on May 22, 1880. The oratorio is a recounting of the story of the Virgin Mary from the Annunciation to her death.Although never popular as a whole, the orchestral piece "Le Dernier sommeil de la Vierge" (The last sleep of the Virgin) remains a popular encore piece to this day. Montserrat Caballe is featured with conductor Jose Collado.