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Offenbach: Orphee Aux Enfers / Minkowski, Dessay, Fouchecourt

Offebach / Minkowski,Marc
Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 48233   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Véronique GensLaurent NaouriYann BeuronJean-Paul Fouchécourt,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera OrchestraLyon Opera ChorusGrenoble Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Both the 'earthly' leads are superb: Natalie Dessay's secure, clear coloratura is well employed as the nagging wife, Eurydice, and one fells genuinely sorry for her hapless husband, Orphée, amiably characterized by Yann Beuron...From the opening bars, Minkowski's approach is apparent in the sparkling, crystal-clear textures, and he propels the opera along at a tremendous pace and with a bouncing rhythmic bite, matched by the exceptionally lively cast."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 edition] Reviewing EMI 56725
This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Both the 'earthly' leads are superb: Natalie Dessay's secure, clear coloratura is well employed as the nagging wife, Eurydice, and one fells genuinely sorry for her hapless husband, Orphée, amiably characterized by Yann Beuron...From the opening bars, Minkowski's approach is apparent in the sparkling, crystal-clear textures, and he propels the opera along at a tremendous pace and with a bouncing rhythmic bite, matched by the exceptionally lively cast."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 edition] Reviewing EMI 56725
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Works on This Recording

1.
Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Bass), Yann Beuron (Tenor),
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Ewa Podles (Mezzo Soprano), Patricia Petibon (Soprano),
Jennifer Smith (Soprano), Lydie Pruvot (Soprano), Steven Cole (Tenor),
Etienne Lescroart (Tenor), Virginie Pochon (Soprano), Natalie Dessay (Soprano),
Sharman Plesner (Violin)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus,  Grenoble Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858/1874; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 110 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French