Offenbach - La Belle Helene (Blu-ray) | C Major Entertainment 731004

Offenbach - La Belle Helene (Blu-ray)

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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 731004

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 29th June 2015

Contents

Artists

Jennifer Larmore
Jun-Sang Han
Peter Galliard
Viktor Rud
Philharmoniker Hamburg

Conductor

Gerrit Priessnitz

Works

Offenbach, Jacques

La Belle Helene

Artists

Jennifer Larmore
Jun-Sang Han
Peter Galliard
Viktor Rud
Philharmoniker Hamburg

Conductor

Gerrit Priessnitz

About

Jacques Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène has always been one of its composer’s most successful works. Its first performance in Paris was quickly followed by productions in Vienna, Berlin, London, Milan and New York. A satire of middle-class values, this opéra bouffe pillories narrow-mindedness in society.

Adopting a pro-active stance, director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe treat the piece as a "great show" with numerous choreographic elements, relocating the action of Offenbach‘s classical spoof and setting it on a cruise ship in the 1960s, when Flower Power, love and drugs were all the rage.

La Belle Hélène is a firework display for ears and eyes” (Hamburger Morgenpost), “opulent and amusing” (Bild), and in the title role Jennifer Larmore convinces with her “fantastic vocal performance” (Das Opernglas).

Recorded: Hamburg Opera, 2014
Sound Format: PCM 2.0, dts-HD MA 5.1
Picture: 16:9, HD
Subtitles: French (original language), English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: E, G, F
Total Running Time: 117 mins

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