Offenbach, Jacques

Offenbach - Orphée aux enfers, La belle Hélène, La Grande-duchesse de Gérolstein

CD (Number of discs: 6)
2 Nov 2018

Barcode: 0190295617431

Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Other participants: Natalie Dessay, Felicity Lot, Patricia Petibon, Véronique Gens, Yann Beuron, Michel Sénécha, Laurent Naouri, Choeurs & Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Orchestre de Chambre de Grenoble, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble, Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre

Three sparkling operettas that exemplify Offenbach’s irresistible joie de vivre and biting satirical wit. All linked to theatrical productions by Laurent Kelly - a director noted for his comic flair - these recordings offer some rediscovered numbers, since they used 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 Lot, Patricia Petibon, Véronique Gens, Yann Beuron, Michel Sénéchal and Laurent Naouri.