Center for French Romantic Music

Opera Album Review: Offenbach’s “La Périchole,” by an All-French Cast, Combines Zest and Elegance

September 26, 2019
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This is one of the zippiest, most life-affirming opera recordings I have heard in a long time. Well, this puts it a bit too blandly, because the work’s social satire also targets the smug self-satisfaction and careless cruelty of the powerful.

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Opera CD Review: A Magnificent 1841 French Grand Opera Comes Alive Again

November 14, 2018
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Yes, the first-ever recording of a opera that is as wonderful as Berlioz and Wagner said it is.

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