Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Jacques Offenbach, Michel Plasson, Mady Mesplé|
Offenbach - Orphée aux Enfers / Mesplé, Rhodes, Berbié, Sénéchal, Burles, Trempont, Capitole de Toulouse, Plasson
Fun - and now we have both versions
LD400RN | Sebaastopol, CA, USA | 02/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This recording stems back from the late 1970s and shows its age a bit but is still fun to listen to. A warning - it may not play properly on your CD player, it played on my iTunes and one CD/DVD player but not the other. Enough said about that. They have remastered the recording as best they can but the balance between voices is a little (and sometimes very) uneven. The performances are spirited and the performers really get into the spirit of this farce. It says it's the 1858 version but you have to go to the other EMI set (Minkowski with Natalie Dessay) to get that. This is actually the 1874 version with a later-written overture tacked onto it. But this does not distract one from the fun of this piece. My advice, buy both versions and sum it up for yourself. Both have their assets and drawbacks. Enjoy listening."