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Offenbach: La Perichole / Sabine Brohm, Ralf Simon, Gerd Wiemer, Bernd Koennes, Marcus Guenzel

Album Summary

>Offenbach, Jacques : La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

CPO's series featuring productions by the Dresden State Operetta has quickly gained renown with its discoveries of unknown works by Johann Strauss. When the same theater presented an extremely successful new production of Jacques Offenbach's rarely staged La Périchole during the 2008 season, cpo immediately decided to produce this masterpiece in the studio. The State Operetta had commissioned the cabaret performer and author Peter Ensikat to supply a new translation, and it was with superb wit that he accomplished the task of updating the satirical double meanings in Offenbach's libretto and the references to current events of the composer's times without losing the charm of the original. In musical matters the production oriented itself by the three-act second version of this masterpiece set in faraway Lima; it was written for Vienna in 1874 and is filled to overflowing with original melodies. CPO included the numbers written especially for Vienna and its then operetta diva Marie Geistinger as special bonuses. The result: an all-around successful operetta production and spirited listening fun!

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Sabine Brohm (soprano); Elmar Andree , Isabell Schmitt (vocals); Elke Kottmair, Jessica Glatte (soprano); Annegret Reiámann, Tanja Höft (mezzo soprano); Bernd Franke, Ralf Simon, Frank Ernst , Bernd Könnes (tenor); Christian Grygas, Gerd Wiemer, Marcus Günzel (baritone).

Recording information: Lukaskirche Dresden (08/18/2009-08/19/2009).


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>Offenbach, Jacques : La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts
  • Conductor: Ernst Theis
  • Ensemble: Dresden State Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Lukaskirche Dresden (08/18/2009-08/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1868-1874