ÉDOUARD LALO (1823-1892): Le Roi d'Ys.
Catalogue Number: 11O041
Reference: CDS 592/1-2
Description: For those of you who don't want your opera on DVD, here is the CD version of this 1888 romantic opera set in the legendary Breton city of Ys, which we offered on DVD in April 2009 (04K060). Seasoned with Breton folksongs in its choruses, and full-bloodedly orchestrated (chromatic but not Wagnerian), the work is heartfelt and unsentimental. 2 CDs. Libretto and translation available on-line. Giuseppina Piunti, Guylaine Girard (sopranos), Eric Martin-Bonnet (bass), Sébastien Guèze (tenor), Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie; Patrick Davin.