JACQUES OFFENBACH (1819-1880): Schüler Polka, Overtures to Boule de Neige, Les Bavards, Les Deux Aveugles, Madame Favart and Monsieur Choufleuri, for Voice and Orchestra: La valse du divorce from Boule de Neige, C’est l’Espagne from Les Bavards, 6 Fables de La Fontaine (orch. Jean-Pierre Haeck).

Catalogue Number: 11V029

Label: Alpha

Reference: 553

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: The recording centers on the six fables Offenbach set in 1842 which, with their vivid texts featuring talking animals and stock characters, offered an allegorical and didactic way of alluding to the French court and the mores of the time. French-English texts. Karine Deshayes (mezzo), Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie; Jean-Pierre Haeck.


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