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Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne / Devellereau, Canniccioni, Wesseling

Offenbach / Bou / Wesseling / Naouri / Rouland
Release Date: 11/11/2008 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 19301  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jean-Sébastien BouMaria Riccarda WesselingLaurent NaouriMarc Callahan,   ... 
Conductor:  Sébastien Rouland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera OrchestraLyon Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, and La Fille du régiment, Virgin Classics develops its DVD catalogue with yet a new stage production by renowned director Laurent Pelly (his 3rd for the label) accompanied by his assistant Agathe Mélinand who again adapted the dialogues as in the other productions. Filmed in Lyons during the performances (18th December – 1st January 2008) the production and the cast re-enacted in our moderns times the satirical portrayal of Parisian life in the Second Empire. The performances were a hit: Laurent Pelly brought to Offenbach’s operetta all the gusto and humour the subject calls for – his staging is wild and frenzied. La Vie parisienne was Offenbach's first full-length piece to Read more portray contemporary Parisian life, unlike his earlier period pieces and mythological subjects. It became one of Offenbach's most popular operettas. The production brings together on stage a rich cast of singers - of which Laurent Naouri, Natalie Dessay’s husband - from the US, France, Italy and under Sébastien Rouland’s lively baton.

Region: 0 (all)
Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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Works on This Recording

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La vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jean-Sébastien Bou (Baritone), Maria Riccarda Wesseling (Mezzo Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Baritone),
Marc Callahan (Voice), Marie Devellereau (Soprano), Michelle Canniccioni (Soprano),
Jesus Garcia (Voice), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sébastien Rouland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Paris, France 

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