Marie Oppert: Enchantee | Warner 9029527247

Marie Oppert: Enchantee

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029527247

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th March 2020

Contents

Works

Arlen, Harold

The Wizard of Oz
» Over the rainbow

Bricusse, Leslie

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
» Pure imagination

Flaherty, Stephen

Anastasia
» Journey to the past

Gershwin, George

Girl Crazy
» I got rhythm

Guettel, Adam

The Light in the Piazza
» The Light in the Piazza

Harline, Leigh Adrian

Pinocchio
» When You Wish upon a Star

John, Elton

Billy Elliot
» Electricity

Kosma, Joseph

Les Portes de la nuit
» Les enfants qui s'aiment

Legrand, Michel

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
» I will wait for you
Yentl
» The Moon and I

Loewe, Frederick

My Fair Lady
» I could have danced all night

Rodgers, Richard

Cinderella
» Impossible - It's Possible

Sondheim, Stephen

Into the Woods
» Children Will Listen
Sweeney Todd
» Green Finch and Linnet Bird

Stiles, George

Mary Poppins
» Anything can happen

Trenet, Charles

Y'a d'la joie

Artists

Marie Oppert
Natalie Dessay
Melissa Errico
Thierry Boulanger (piano)
Matt Skelton (drums (tracks)
Fred Liebert (bass)
Choeur maitrisien du Conservatoire de Wasquehal
Orchestre National de Lille

Conductor

Nicholas Skilbeck

Works

Arlen, Harold

The Wizard of Oz
» Over the rainbow

Bricusse, Leslie

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
» Pure imagination

Flaherty, Stephen

Anastasia
» Journey to the past

Gershwin, George

Girl Crazy
» I got rhythm

Guettel, Adam

The Light in the Piazza
» The Light in the Piazza

Harline, Leigh Adrian

Pinocchio
» When You Wish upon a Star

John, Elton

Billy Elliot
» Electricity

Kosma, Joseph

Les Portes de la nuit
» Les enfants qui s'aiment

Legrand, Michel

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
» I will wait for you
Yentl
» The Moon and I

Loewe, Frederick

My Fair Lady
» I could have danced all night

Rodgers, Richard

Cinderella
» Impossible - It's Possible

Sondheim, Stephen

Into the Woods
» Children Will Listen
Sweeney Todd
» Green Finch and Linnet Bird

Stiles, George

Mary Poppins
» Anything can happen

Trenet, Charles

Y'a d'la joie

Artists

Marie Oppert
Natalie Dessay
Melissa Errico
Thierry Boulanger (piano)
Matt Skelton (drums (tracks)
Fred Liebert (bass)
Choeur maitrisien du Conservatoire de Wasquehal
Orchestre National de Lille

Conductor

Nicholas Skilbeck

About

In her debut album, Marie Oppert embraces both the classics of Broadway repertoire and treasured songs of French origin, in order to represent her own musical upbringing and passion. The programme explores the idea of this celebrated magical place “where it’s possible for dreams to come true”, tracing it from Anastasia’s “Journey to the Past”, through a bilingual version of the title song of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, through Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination”, to George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”.

“This album is a real dream come true for me. From my childhood days I’ve been absolutely passionate about musical theatre, which I discovered while taking my first steps on the stage. It’s a genre whose ‘magical power’ to tell a story through theatre, song and dance I find utterly compelling. In this debut album I wanted to bring a French touch, an entirely personal sound, to the Broadway repertoire by including some French songs that were just as much a part of my first musical experiences. The combination of these two musical worlds is hugely meaningful for me, representing as it does my background and the songs I used to sing all the time while growing up.

“Alongside my deep love for this music, I also had a strong desire to broaden and contribute to cultural exchanges between France and America, particularly after my studies in New York. This is why I was so keen for the album to feature a translation of Stephen Sondheim’s all-important lyrics, interpreting his genius in my mother tongue (
Les enfants écoutent Children Will Listen); to have the optimism and swing of Charles Trenet sitting alongside My Fair Lady; to include the Gershwin standard, I Got Rhythm, which the great Gene Kelly taught to Parisian children in the film An American in Paris; and of course to pay homage to that most transatlantic of musicians, Michel Legrand (meeting him was a real turning point for me), with a bilingual version of the theme song from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg and a new orchestration of the song The Moon and I (originally composed for the film Yentl). Enchantée ! (Nice to meet you!)”
– Marie Oppert

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