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Offenbach : Pomme d'Api - Sur un volcan. Léger, Laconi, Barrard, Willens.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 01:22:23

Recording : 17-20/09/2018
Location : Cologne
Country : Allemagne
Sound : Stereo

Label : CPO
Catalog No. : CPO555268
EAN : 0761203526826
Price Code : DM021A

Publishing Year : 2020

Genre : Classical
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Pomme d'Api, opérette en 1 acte
Sur un volcan, comédie à ariettes en 1 acte

Magali Léger, soprano
Florian Laconi, ténor
Marc Barrard, baryton
Kölner Akademie
Michael Alexander Willens, direction

An absolute highlight rounds off the Offenbach Year 2019: two one-act operettas presented in historical performance practice by renowned soloists and the Kölner Akademie on instruments from the epoch. Trafalgar sur un volcan is set in Dublin during the Napoleonic period, while the action of Pomme d’api, it too with its love triangle, takes place in the household of the retiree Rabastens in Paris. He forces his nephew Gustave to renounce his beloved Catherine, nicknamed »Pomme d’Api« (Little Red Apple), a bride beneath his social class. Gustave pretends to agree to this arrangement, but a little later is surprised to find her as the unsuspecting Rabastens’ new housekeeper. In other words, this too is a ménage à trois that will not last in the long run. Both works are full of witty arias, duets, and trios and rise to the absolute heights of Offenbach’s melodic genius, which is magnificently revealed in his brilliant instrumentations!

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