Offenbach: Orphee Aux Enfers / Minkowski, Dessay, Fouchecourt

Release Date: 4/5/2011
Catalog Number: 5099994823325
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Both the 'earthly' leads are superb: Natalie Dessay's secure, clear coloratura is well employed as the nagging wife, Eurydice, and one fells genuinely sorry for her hapless husband, Orphée, amiably characterized by Yann Beuron...From the opening bars, Minkowski's approach is apparent in the sparkling, crystal-clear textures, and he propels the opera along at a tremendous pace and with a bouncing rhythmic bite, matched by the exceptionally lively cast."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 edition] Reviewing EMI 56725
Works on This Recording
1. Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Lydie Pruvot (Soprano), Jennifer [Soprano] Smith (Soprano), Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Virginie Pochon (Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Bass), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Yann Beuron (Tenor), Etienne Lescroart (Tenor), Steven Cole (Tenor), Sharman Plesner (Violin), Ewa Podles (Mezzo Soprano), Véronique Gens (Soprano), Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858/1874 ; Paris, France
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