"Régine Crespin (Perichole) ... knows how to tease the textual and melodic phrases in a way that brings the best out of them. Alain Vanzo (Piquillo) is the ideal light Offenbach tenor.... Those who do not know the score should not miss the chance to fall under its spell." – Gramophone This title comes with a synopsis in English.
"Régine Crespin (Perichole) ... knows how to tease the textual and melodic phrases in a way that brings the best out of them. Alain Vanzo (Piquillo) is the ideal light Offenbach tenor.... Those who do not know the score should not miss the chance to fall under its spell." – Gramophone Read less
Works on This Recording
La Péricholeby Jacques Offenbach Performer:
Alain Vanzo (Tenor),
Jules Bastin (Bass),
Jacques Trigeau (Baritone),
Régine Crespin (Soprano),
Ine Meister (Mezzo Soprano),
Aimé Besancon (Tenor),
Paul Guigue (Baritone),
Rebecca Roberts (Soprano),
Eva Saurova (Soprano),
Germaine Baudoz (Mezzo Soprano),
Gérard Friedmann (Tenor)
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra,
Rhine Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic Written: 1868/1874; Paris, France Date of Recording: C1977 Language: French
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Style and irrepressible charmAugust 22, 2012By Dr. Helen Hatton (Hamilton, ON)See All My Reviews"Regine Crespin was one of the greats. What might surprise those who think of her in terms of her many operatic roles, or her matchless singing of Berlioz's "Nuits d'Ete," Crespin also had French operetta style at her fingeripts. Backed by a fine cast directed by Alain Lombard, all imbued with the genuine tradition, Crespin brings the little Peruvian street singer to life vividly. Not as over the top as Claudia Novikova in the scene, you can see Crespin as the little waif licking her fingers as she tipsily reviews the wonderful things she ate and drank at the Viceroy's banquet. She is irrestible also in her song to her beloved "brigand," Paquillo, sung idiomatically by Alain Vanzo. Offenbach's contagious melodies will run in your head for weeks, and you will find yourself singing O mon cher amant, in the shower or not. This set is not to be missed by all who appreciate the almost lost art of style, elegance and most of all, charm."Report Abuse
wonderfulJuly 12, 2012By michael collins (boynton beach, FL)See All My Reviews"I saw the late 50's production at the Old Met and this recording is terrific. The recorded sound and the cast, both wonderful. Buy it!"Report Abuse
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