Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne / Devellereau, Canniccioni, Wesseling

Release Date: 11/11/2008
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 5099951930196
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
After La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, and La Fille du régiment, Virgin Classics develops its DVD catalogue with yet a new stage production by renowned director Laurent Pelly (his 3rd for the label) accompanied by his assistant Agathe Mélinand who again adapted the dialogues as in the other productions. Filmed in Lyons during the performances (18th December – 1st January 2008) the production and the cast re-enacted in our moderns times the satirical portrayal of Parisian life in the Second Empire. The performances were a hit: Laurent Pelly brought to Offenbach’s operetta all the gusto and humour the subject calls for – his staging is wild and frenzied. La Vie parisienne was Offenbach's first full-length piece to portray contemporary Parisian life, unlike his earlier period pieces and mythological subjects. It became one of Offenbach's most popular operettas. The production brings together on stage a rich cast of singers - of which Laurent Naouri, Natalie Dessay’s husband - from the US, France, Italy and under Sébastien Rouland’s lively baton.

Region: 0 (all)
Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Works on This Recording
1. La vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Jean-Sébastien Bou (Baritone), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Marc Callahan (Voice), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Marie Devellereau (Soprano), Michelle Canniccioni (Soprano), Maria Riccarda Wesseling (Mezzo Soprano), Jesus Garcia (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; Paris, France
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