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Offenbach's domination of the Parisian theatres encourages the composer to keep writing new operas with breathtaking speed. However the political and artistic climate of the Second Empire is starting to change and Offenbach will need to adapt to survive. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jacques Offenbach

    Les Brigands - Act 2 Soyez pitoyables

    Performers: Colette Alliot-Lugaz (Francoletto), Michael Trempont (Pietro), Ghislaine Raphanel (Fiorella), Christian Jean (Carmagnola), Francis dudziak (Domino), Pierre-Yves Le Maigat (Barbavano), Gaele Le Roi (Fiametta), Elizabeth Vixal (Zerlina), Brigitte Desnoues (Bianca, Cicinella), Chorus and Orchestra of Lyon Opera, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • EMI: CDC748302.
    • 4.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Les Brigands - Act 3 extract

    Performers: Bernard Pisani ( Le Caissier), Consuelo Caroli ( La Duchesse), Thirtty Dran ( Le Prince) Ghislaine Raphanel (Fiorella), Colette Alliot-Lugaz (Francoletto), Tibere Raffalli (Falsacappa) Christian Jean (Carmagnola), Michael Trempont (Pietro), Francis Dudziak (Domino), Pierre-Yves Le Maigat (Barbavano), Chorus and Orchestra of Lyon Opera, Conductor John Eliot Gardiner

    • EMI: CDC7498302.
    • 2.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La vie Parisienne - Zelma Bouffar - End of Act 2

    Performers: Michel Senechal (Gardefeu), Mady Mesple (Gabrielle), Jean Christophe Benoit (Frick), Luis Masson ( le Baron), Christiane Chateau (la Baronne), Andre Batisse (Alfonse), Orchestre et Choeurs du Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor: Michel Plasson

    • EMI: CDS 747154 8.
    • 11.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Die Rheinnixen

    Performers: Peter Klaveness (Gottfried, Dalibor Jenis (Conrad), Piotr Beczala (Franz), Regina Schorg (Soprano), National Orchestra of Montpelier Conductor Friedemann Layer

    • Accord: 472902.
    • 6.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La Perichole

    Performers: Regine Crespin ( la Perichole). Alain Vanzo (Piquillo), Rhine Opera Chorus, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Alain Lombard (Conductor)

    • Erato: 2292456862.

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