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Offenbach Colorature / Devos, Campellone, Munich Radio Orchestra


Release Date: 02/08/2019 
Label:  Alpha Classics   Catalog #: 437  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Soprano Jodie Devos, who has signed with Alpha for several recordings, here pays homage to Offenbach, whose bicentenary of his birth is celebrated in 2019. This programme shows Offenbach’s fascination with the vocal fireworks of coloratura divas. This kind of ‘lyric coloratura’ or ‘soprano leggero’ voice runs like a thread through most of the composer’s oeuvre, from his first pieces for two or three soloists to those grand frescoes of his maturity, La Vie parisienne, Robinson Crusoe, and Orphee aux Enfers. The coloratura soprano also adorns Offenbach’s less frivolous operettas (such as Fantasio), as well as his only serious opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, in which the role
Read more of the doll (with only one aria, but what an aria!) is among the most famous in the entire French repertoire. Concocted collaboratively with Alexandre Dratwicki and the Palazzetto Bru Zane, this recorded programme- tailor-made for Jodie Devos- presents innumerable rarities from Mesdames de la Halle, Boule-de-Neige, Un mari a la porte, Le Roi Carotte, Le Voyage dans la lune, and Vert-Vert. In the famous duet, Oiseaux dans la charmille, she is joined by up and coming mezzo-soprano Adele Charvet.

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REVIEW:

The main thing to say about Devos – and her thoroughly idiomatic partner-in-frolic, Laurent Campellone – is that she (and this is a huge compliment) delivers all that is required of her, and more, with the apparent ease of one who knows how important it is to conceal the difficulty. The real kicker with this album is the way in which number after number springs its surprises. The vocal pyrotechnics are artfully designed to make one’s jaw hit the floor.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Boule de neige: Je suis du pays vermeil by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Vert-vert: Les plus beaux vers sont toujours fades by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Orphée aux enfers: La mort m'apparaît souriante by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
4.
Le mari a la porte: J'entends, ma belle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5.
Fantasio: Cachons l'ennui de mon âme by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Les bavards: Ce sont d'étranges personnages by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7.
Mesdames de la Halle: Quel bruit et quel tapage by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
8.
Le Roi Carotte: Le voilà... c'est bien lui by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
9.
Les bergers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
10.
Fantasio: Voilà toute la ville en fête by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
11.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
12.
Robinson Crusoé: Conduisez-moi vers celui qui j'adore by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
13.
Boule de neige: Souvenance by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
14.
Boule de neige: Allons! Couché by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
15.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
16.
Le Voyage dans la lune: Je suis nerveuse, je suis fievreuse by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jodie Devos (Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurent Campellone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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