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Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann / Cluytens [includes CD-ROM]

Offenbach / Cluytens / Gedda / Schwarzkopf / Blanc
Release Date: 04/20/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56394   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Nicolai GhiuselevJean-Christophe BenoitGeorge LondonGianna D'Angelo,   ... 
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos ChorusOrchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

‘In a celebrated cast, Gedda, as Hoffmann, sings beautifully and with dramatic feeling, Victoria de los Angeles is a delightful Antonia, Schwarzkopf brings sumptuous creamy tone to Giulietta, Blanc is a splendid Dapertutto, and the smaller parts, mostly taken by French singers, sound completely idiomatic.’ -- (Gramophone) ‘In a celebrated cast, Gedda, as Hoffmann, sings beautifully and with dramatic feeling, Victoria de los Angeles is a delightful Antonia, Schwarzkopf brings sumptuous creamy tone to Giulietta, Blanc is a splendid Dapertutto, and the smaller parts, mostly taken by French singers, sound completely idiomatic.’ -- (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiuselev (Bass), Jean-Christophe Benoit (Baritone), George London (Bass Baritone),
Gianna D'Angelo (Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano),
Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Ernest Blanc (Baritone),
Robert Geay (Bass)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Tales of Hoffman cd June 3, 2014 By william blau (East Hartford, CT) See All My Reviews "I bought this set as a gift for a friend, I already have my own copy for over 15 years and like it a lot. Very good singers and orchestra and chorus, recorded sound is above reproach. In a few arias I wish M. Cluytens (the conductor) were not in such a hurry. My only problem is that this CD company is too cheap to supply a libretto on paper, CD ROM is awkward. Older set (mine) came with a full paper libretto. I note that a number of sellers are going this route, again, it is awkward to have to refer to a computer for text, or instruction, when trying to learn to operate a new appliance, or follow an operatic text, etc. Come on, guys, surely you can save a few trees, or pennies, some other way! But overall I am very happy with the prompt service and excellent quality of the discs, has not changed from earlier release. Keep up the good work, guys." Report Abuse
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