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OFFENBACH: La Belle Hélène 2CD

OFFENBACH: La Belle Hélène 2CD

Catalog Number: RRC2062
Label: Regis Records
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $14.99

é Hérent
Sirocco, André Bolbon

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1888)

La Belle Hélène (complete operetta in 3 acts)

Paris (son of Priam, King of Troy) André Dran
Menelaus (King of Sparta) Roger Giraud
Agememnon (King of Argos) Jacques Linoslas
Calchas (High Priest of Jupiter) Lucien Mans
Hélène (Queen of Sparta) Janine Linda

Paris Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
René Leibowitz, director

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)

L'Étoile (12 highlights)

Lazuli, Fanély Revoil
Princess Laoula, Lucie Thelin
Tapioca, René Bonneval
Aloès, Jeanne Mattio
Ouf Ier, Ren

Opéra Comique
Roger Désormière, director

Comes with in-depth essays of the recording. See booklet for track listings

One of the greatest complete opera recordings of the 20th century.
Opera / Andrew Porter

The Classic, truly French 'Belle Hélène' - ironically, conducted by a Pole...but this is the version close to the hearts of operetta lovers since 1952, now on CD.
James Murray

Chabrier was always unlucky with theatre problems whenever his stage works were performed, but L'Étoile is a gem amongst several now being rediscovered>
James Murray