ADOLPHE ADAM (1803-1856): La Filleule des fées.
Catalogue Number: 05W039
Format: CD reissue
Description: Adam is best known today for the ballets Giselle and Le Corsaire, but his prolific output included 39 operas and several other ballet scores, including this vivacious tale, ’The Fairies’ God-daughter’. The story takes place in an idealized countryside, revolving around the god-daughter Ysaure’s complex amorous affairs and the magical interventions of good and wicked fairies. With its brilliantly colorful orchestration, memorable themes and rhythmic momentum, this work is very much the equal of Giselle. 2 CDs. Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Mogrelia. Original 2002 Marco Polo release.