Offenbach - Pariser Leben | Warner - Cologne Collection 2564628923

Offenbach - Pariser Leben

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Label: Warner - Cologne Collection

Cat No: 2564628923

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 14th July 2014

Contents

Artists

Anneliese Rothenberger
Marko Bakker
Adolf Dallapozza
Willi Brokmeier
Renate Holm
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor

Willy Mattes

Works

Offenbach, Jacques

La Vie parisienne

Artists

Anneliese Rothenberger
Marko Bakker
Adolf Dallapozza
Willi Brokmeier
Renate Holm
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor

Willy Mattes

About

A wild party: late 19th century Paris was a thoroughly modern city – not least thanks to all the urban reconstruction that had been carried out. Above all, the French capital had a reputation as the world centre of loose morals.

In Offenbach’s operetta a Swedish baron and his wife fall into the hands of a local roué and con man, who tempts them to join in some wild partying and also relieves them of a lot of money: the piece is a racy satire about fleecing tourists and sexual permissiveness.

Initially, it’s true, the organisers feared that the work’s frivolity would lead to repercussions – but audiences were delighted, and they still are thanks to Offenbach’s lively score and the witty libretto (sung here in the German version commissioned by the composer himself).

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