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Offenbach: Contes D'hoffmann / Levine, Domingo, Malfitano, Friedmann


Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 793093   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Kurt RydlRémy CorazzaJosé Van DamPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An opera festival in a class of its own - thanks to the ideal casting of Plácido Domingo in top form and Catherine Malfitano, who offered a masterly tour-de-force, singing all three of Hoffmann's lovers. And what orchestra could play this score with greater brilliance and subtlety than the Vienna Philharmonic under James Levine? An opera festival in a class of its own - thanks to the ideal casting of Plácido Domingo in top form and Catherine Malfitano, who offered a masterly tour-de-force, singing all three of Hoffmann's lovers. And what orchestra could play this score with greater brilliance and subtlety than the Vienna Philharmonic under James Levine? Read less

Works on This Recording

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Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Kurt Rydl (Bass), Rémy Corazza (Tenor), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Catherine Malfitano (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano),
Jocelyne Taillon (Mezzo Soprano), Gérard Friedmann (Tenor), Peter Weber (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 

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