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Roberto Alagna, superbly stylish in French, embodies the poet Hoffmann, whose dreams of love are repeatedly shattered by José van Dam, inimitable as the four villains of the piece. Natalie Dessay conquered the world as the mechanical doll Olympia, while Sumi Jo seduces as Giulietta and Leontina Vaduva wrings the heart as Antonia. Conducting Michael Kaye's comprehensive edition of the episodic score (left incomplete at Offenbach's death), Kent Nagano brilliantly fuses the diverse elements of Les Contes d'Hoffmann. from The Home of Opera seriesNotes & Reviews:
Recording information: Opéra de Lyon (02/1996); Opéra de Lyon (09/08/1995); Opéra de Lyon (10/09/1994).
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Works DetailsOffenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
- Conductor: Kent Nagano
- Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
- Notes: Opéra de Lyon (02/1996); Opéra de Lyon (09/08/1995); Opéra de Lyon (10/09/1994)
- Running Time: 52 min. 6 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta