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The World Of Offenbach

Sutherland / Crespin / Bonynge / Ansermet
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4805318   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jacques CharonDame Joan SutherlandPedro di ProenzaPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeErnest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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OFFENBACH Excerpts from Tales of Hoffmann, La Belle Hélène, Le Papillon, Un Mari à la porte, Orpheus in Hades, La Périchole, La Fille du Tambour-Major, Robinson Crusoé, The Grand Dutchess of Gerolstein Ernest Ansermet, Richard Bonynge, Alain Lombard, cond; Régine Crespin, Plácido Domingo, Sumi Jo, Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau (voc); various orchestras DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 5318 (74:13)


Not all of Offenbach’s “greatest Read more hits” are here but this collection manages to touch many, if not most, of the bases. The performances may not be the ultimate in stylishness (Crespin excepted), but they are tastefully performed by singers with conventionally attractive voices, supported by sympathetic conducting and clear, rich sound.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
2.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jacques Charon (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
3.
La belle Hélène: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
4.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Il était une fois "Kleinzach Legend" by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Pedro di Proenza (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
5.
Le papillon: Pas de deux - Excerpt by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  John Georgiadis (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
6.
Un mari à la porte: Valse Tyrolienne by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Paris, France 
7.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 

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