|René Pape, Robert Massard and Ettore Bastianini|
Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works; as a conductor, he performed several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others.
His operas include Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens, Béatrice et Bénédict and The Damnation of Faust.
Robert Massard sings "Ah, qui pourrait me resister?" from Berlioz's "Benvenuto Cellini":
Ettore Bastianini singing the Italian version of "The Damnation of Faust" from 1964:
René Pape sings "Voici des roses" from "The Damnation of Faust"