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3 X Offenbach - Le Fifre Enchante, Le Mariage Aux Lanternes, L'ile De Tulipatan / Kleiber

Offenbach / Kleiber / Orchester Der Deutschen
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 12066   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Eva KasparKarl DiekmannGabrielle TreskowAlfons Holte,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Oper am Rhein Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



OFFENBACH Le Fifre enchanté. Le Mariage aux lanternes. L’Ile de Tulipatan • Carlos Kleiber, cond; Eva Kasper ( Nanette/Denise/Alexis ); Alfons Holte ( Rigobert/ Pierre/Hermosa ); Gabriella Treskow ( Madame Robin ); Karl Diekmann ( Monsieur Robin ); Ditha Sommer ( Fanchette ); Erika Wien ( Read more class="ARIAL12i">Catharine ); Sanders Schier ( Cacatois ); Fritz Ollendorff ( Ramboidal ); Anni Körner ( Theodorine ); O & Ch Deutsche Oper am Rhein • HÄNSSLER 12066 (2 CDs: 86:11 Text and Translation) Live: Düsseldorf 12/1/1962


Live recordings by Carlos Kleiber are rare indeed, and his forays into the comic repertoire even rarer, so that this CD is unusually welcome. The program notes explain that German television presented the triple bill but that somehow the tape was erased, leaving two known audio tapes, neither of the highest quality. Kleiber is here introducing himself to local audiences as a full-fledged conductor, with this rehash of three Offenbach one-act operettas in an adaptation by an Austrian stage director, Renato Mordo. Baritone Alfons Holte and soprano Eva Kasper sing in all three works, though the role of Rigobert in Le Fifre enchanté was originally intended for a woman in travesti , symbolic of the lack of respect with which the composer is treated. Whole sections of L’Ile de Tulipatan are blithely cut, and though the audience is busy laughing, we in 2013 are definitely short-changed. The story in itself is the composer and his librettists at their most outrageous: Princess Hermosa (baritone) and Prince Alexis (soprano) are engaged to be married, but have been brought up believing they belong to the opposite sex. As the plot unravels, the two are indeed united but given their rightful titles. The farcical opportunities are not neglected, especially if we take the audience reaction on the recording in evidence. All three works contain ensembles that once again prove how exceptional was the composer—the Truffle Quintet from the Fifre is but one example of the many highlights of these three works. What is missing is the occasional moment of delicacy or refinement, as we can witness in excerpts to be heard on Opera Rara’s two-disc anthology, Chez Nous (January 2008). The orchestral aspects of the recording, as best we can tell, are rendered with a crispness that is the Kleiber hallmark, but the singers are far from the first-rate group necessitated by the music.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Le fifre enchanté by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Eva Kaspar (Soprano), Karl Diekmann (Voice), Gabrielle Treskow (Voice),
Alfons Holte (Baritone)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Oper am Rhein Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; France 
Language: German 
2.
Le mariage aux lanternes by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ditha Sommer (Soprano), Eva Kaspar (Soprano), Alfons Holte (Baritone),
Erika Wien (Alto)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Oper am Rhein Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853/1857; Paris, France 
Language: German 
3.
L'île de Tulipatan by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Anni Korner (Voice), Sanders Schier (Baritone), Eva Kaspar (Soprano),
Fritz Ollendorff (Bass), Alfons Holte (Baritone)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Oper am Rhein Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Prelude - Aria: Hort man dein falsches Hell ertonen ... (Nanette) - Recitative: Ach der liebe Jean ... (Nanette)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Duet: Stille, still, du bist da, keinen Laut ... (Nanette, Advokat) - Recitative: Jetzt mach, dass du fortkommst ... (Nanette, Advokat, Monsier, Madame)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Trio: Um den kranken Freund zu sehen ... (Madame, Monsier, Nanette) - Recitative: For ist er, einen sterbenden Freudn zu besuchen ... (Madame, Nanette)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Act I: Duet: Er ist. Sie ist's ... - Recitative: Massige dein Ungestum Cherie ... (Soldat, Nanette)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Act I: Madrigal du bouquet: Ins Bouquet so kokett das Wort Amor verwunden ... (Advokat) - Recitative: Mein Herr, Sie wagen es ... (Madame, Advokat, Nanette, Monsieur)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Act I: Truffelquintett: Blasser Rock ... man geht so fruh doch nicht zu Bett ... (Monsieur, Soldat, Madame, Nanette, Advokat) - Recitative: Was war denn das? (Monsieur, Soldat, Nanette)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Act I: Wie gefallen sie mir ... und steht so trefflich mir ... (Soldat, Madame, Nanette, Monsieur, Advokat) - Recitative: Sagt an, ob Euch mein Koch befriedigt hat ... (Soldat, Monsieur, Madame)
Le fifre enchante, ou le soldat magicien (Sung in German): Act I: Finale: Sie wunschen einen Advokaten ... (Soldat, Monsieur, Madame, Nanette, Advokat)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Prelude - Recitative: Was wohl der Onkel Martin spricht ... (Pierre, Denise) - Recitative: Wissen mochte' ich, was ihr im Kopf rumgeht ... (Pierre, Nachtwachter, 2 Witwen)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Duet: Mein seliger Mann ... (2 Witwen) - Recitative: Habt ihr Pierre gesehen? (Denise, Witwen, Pierre)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Trio: Nun also Pierre, ihr liebt immer noch mich ... (2 Wutwen, Pierre) - Recitative: Ach, ich bekomme einen Schatz ... (Pierre, 2 Witwen)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Duet: Ach, die bose, bose Sieben ... (2 Witwen) - Recitative: Ich erat' deinen Kummer, Denise ... (Denise)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Quartet: Ja, ich hor, die Glocken lauten ... (Denise, Pierre, 2 Witwen)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Trio: Potzblitz, ich muss hier vergebens mich fragen ... (Pierre, 2 Witwen) - Recitative: Indem ich dir, Denise, zum Weibe gebe ... (Pierre, Denise, 2 Witwen)
Le mariage aux lanternes (Sung in German): Finale: Trio: Schliesst man nachts den Stall und die Scheuer ... (Pierre, 2 Witwen, Denise)
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Prelude - Ich hab mich soeben im Spiegel gesehen
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Wie man die Freude des Lebens
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Er lebe hoch (alle)
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Wenn ein Furst ...
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Dieser Tag ist ein Tag, ein herrlicher Tag
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Ach, mein Herz ist betrubt ...
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Ich bin ein zartes Frauenzimmer
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Du kennst jezt meine grossen Leiden ...
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): Ja, sie ist's, ja, ich bin's
L'ile de Tulipatan (Sung in German): In des Lebens ...

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