Notes & Reviews:
Cherubini's opera Lodoiska is the third recording of leading French period instrument orchestra Le Cercle de l'Harmonie on Naive / Ambroisie. This is the first complete recording of the work on period instruments. This recording is a major step in the rediscovery of a composition deeply rooted in a context of revolution, both political and musical, that we are still the heirs even today.
BBC Music Magazine, September 2013
Reliable if not striking singers, though they are not compelling in the numerous spoken passages; and it is played on period instruments, with a refreshing rawness.
Gramophone Magazine, September 2013
Cherubini's score is full of good things...The cast, made up almost entirely of native French speakers, is pretty good...Sebastien Gueze has the right kind of lightness, just managing to avoid crooning...Nathalie Manfrino is splendidly passionate in Lodaiska's second air.
Opera, July 2013
Well worth hearing, and Jeremie Rhorer's decisive conducting of his period-instrument forces draws out the impact of Cherubini's numerous striking harmonic and orchestral gestures.
The Guardian, 9th May 2013
The great performances come from Philippe Do, gallant as Titzikan, and Armando Noguera, handsome-sounding and wonderfully witty as Varbel.
International Record Review, September 2013
The opera begins well with a spirited Overture and is full of colour from Cherubini's instrumentation and liveliness from Jeremie Rhoere's chorus and Orchestra, constitutes which play an important throughout the 110 minutes of these concert performances...One is left to wonder why such a colourful opera has been left to languish.
Recording information: Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome (10/13/2010); Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, Italy (10/13/2010); Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome (10/15/2010-10/16/2010); Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, Italy (10/15/2010-10/16/2010).
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Works DetailsCherubini, Luigi : Lodoïska, heroic comedy in 3 acts
- Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
- Ensemble: Les Elements
- Notes: Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome (10/13/2010); Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, Italy (10/13/2010); Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome (10/15/2010-10/16/2010); Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, Italy (10/15/2010-10/16/2010)
- Running Time: 8 min. 57 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: circa 1791