(“The Eaglet”) is a charming operetta in five acts with music composed by both
. The libretto by Henri Cain was based on Edmond Rostand's 1900 play, L'Aiglon, about the life of Napoleon II. It was first performed at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on 11 March 1937.
This release, the first in a new multi-album contract, revives the historic partnership between Decca and the
with the orchestra’s new principal conductor
and in its new home, the Maison symphonique de Montréal. This is the first recording of the complete operetta, and was made at the North American premiere in March of 2015. The music is sung is by an entirely French or French-speaking cast.