JACQUES OFFENBACH (1819-1880): Pomme d’Api, ERNEST L’ÉPINE (1826-1893)/ OFFENBACH: Sur un volcan.
Catalogue Number: 08W030
Reference: 555 268-2
Description: Two one-act ménage à trois operettas presented in historical performance practice on instruments from the epoch. Sur un volcan is set in Dublin during the Napoleonic period, while the action of Pomme d’api takes place in in Paris. 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! No texts. Magali Léger (soprano), Florian Laconi (tenor), Marc Barrard (baritone), Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.