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

Release Date: 11/16/2018
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 573814
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
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.
Works on This Recording
1. La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Stéphanie D'Oustrac, Eric Huchet (Baritone), François Le Roux (Baritone), Laurent Alvaro (Baritone), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Hjördis Thébault (Mezzo Soprano), Magali Léger (Soprano), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), José Canalès (Spoken Vocals), Yann Beuron (Tenor), Alain Gabriel (Tenor), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor)
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864 ; Paris, France
2. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Christophe Grapperon (Baritone), François Le Roux (Baritone), Franck Leguérinel (Baritone), Boris Grappe (Baritone), Jennifer Tani (Mezzo Soprano), Blandine Staskiewicz (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Maryline Fallot (Soprano), Aurélia Legay (Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Yann Beuron (Tenor), Alain Gabriel (Tenor), Eric Huchet (Tenor)
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Paris, France
3. Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Laurent Naouri (Bass), Ewa Podles (Mezzo Soprano), Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Véronique Gens (Soprano), Jennifer [Soprano] Smith (Soprano), Virginie Pochon (Soprano), Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Lydie Pruvot (Soprano), Steven Cole (Tenor), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Yann Beuron (Tenor), Etienne Lescroart (Tenor), Sharman Plesner (Violin)
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858/1874 ; Paris, France
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