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Offenbach: Orphee aux enfers, La belle Helene, La Grande-duchesse de Gerolstein / Minkowski


Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 573814  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Yann BeuronFelicity LottLaurent AlvaroFrançois Le Roux,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du LouvreChoeur des Musiciens du LouvreLyon Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three sparkling operettas that exemplify Offenbach’s irresistible joie de vivre and biting satirical wit. All linked to theatrical productions by Laurent Pelly – a director noted for his comic flair – these recordings offer some rediscovered numbers, since they use specially-prepared editions of the scores. Marc Minkowski conducts with an inimitable and authentic sense of style, while the casts boast such singers as Natalie Dessay, Felicity Lott, Patricia Petibon, Véronique Gens, Yann Beuron, Michel Sénéchal and Laurent Naouri. Three sparkling operettas that exemplify Offenbach’s irresistible joie de vivre and biting satirical wit. All linked to theatrical productions by Laurent Pelly – a director noted for his comic flair – these recordings offer some rediscovered numbers, since they use specially-prepared editions of the scores. Marc Minkowski conducts with an inimitable and authentic sense of style, while the casts boast such singers as Natalie Dessay, Felicity Lott, Patricia Petibon, Véronique Gens, Yann Beuron, Michel Sénéchal and Laurent Naouri. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Yann Beuron (Tenor), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Laurent Alvaro (Baritone),
François Le Roux (Baritone), Stéphanie D'Oustrac (), Laurent Naouri (Baritone),
Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Hjördis Thébault (Mezzo Soprano), Magali Léger (Soprano),
José Canalès (Spoken Vocals), Alain Gabriel (Tenor), Eric Huchet (Baritone),
Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France 
Length: 118 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Boris Grappe (Baritone), Alain Gabriel (Tenor),
Felicity Lott (Soprano), Maryline Fallot (Soprano), Blandine Staskiewicz (Mezzo Soprano),
Eric Huchet (Tenor), Franck Leguérinel (Baritone), Yann Beuron (Tenor),
François Le Roux (Baritone), Aurélia Legay (Soprano), Christophe Grapperon (Baritone),
Jennifer Tani (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Châtelet Theatre, Paris, France 
Length: 144 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
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 

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