'There is more Spain in Offenbach's brain than in Spain itself', said a journalist entranced by Ma√ģtre P√©ronilla. Understandably so, given the charm and humor of this operetta in which no fewer than twenty-two characters are kept busy unravelling a preposterously complicated love story. And the libretto is all the better for having been penned by the composer himself. Castanets, tambourines and triangle merrily punctuate one of Offenbach's last scores, which multiplies impressive vocal ensembles while not renouncing intimate numbers of great poetry. Our world premiere recording features specialists of this repertory such as √Čric Huchet and Lo√Įc F√©lix, but also opera singers more unexpected in this context - including V√©ronique Gens - who audibly delight in letting their hair down in such joyful company, ably supported by the talents of the Orchestre National de France and the Chour de Radio France.
'There is more Spain in Offenbach's brain than in Spain itself', said a journalist entranced by Ma√ģtre P√©ronilla. Understandably so, given the charm and humor of this operetta in which no fewer than twenty-two characters are kept busy unravelling a preposterously complicated love story. And the libretto is all the better for having been penned by the composer himself. Castanets, tambourines and triangle merrily punctuate one of Offenbach's last scores, which multiplies impressive vocal ensembles while not renouncing intimate numbers of great poetry. Our world premiere recording features specialists of this repertory such as √Čric Huchet and Lo√Įc F√©lix, but also opera singers more unexpected in this context - including V√©ronique Gens - who audibly delight in letting their hair down in such joyful company, ably supported by the talents of the Orchestre National de France and the Chour de Radio France.
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Format: CD
Label: BRU ZANE
Rel. Date: 03/13/2020
UPC: 9788409155880

Maitre Peronilla (2pk)
Artist: Offenbach / Jeffery / Constans
Format: CD
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'There is more Spain in Offenbach's brain than in Spain itself', said a journalist entranced by Ma√ģtre P√©ronilla. Understandably so, given the charm and humor of this operetta in which no fewer than twenty-two characters are kept busy unravelling a preposterously complicated love story. And the libretto is all the better for having been penned by the composer himself. Castanets, tambourines and triangle merrily punctuate one of Offenbach's last scores, which multiplies impressive vocal ensembles while not renouncing intimate numbers of great poetry. Our world premiere recording features specialists of this repertory such as √Čric Huchet and Lo√Įc F√©lix, but also opera singers more unexpected in this context - including V√©ronique Gens - who audibly delight in letting their hair down in such joyful company, ably supported by the talents of the Orchestre National de France and the Chour de Radio France.