JULES MASSENET (1842-1912): Thérèse.
Catalogue Number: 08P044
Label: Ediciones Singulares
Description: Odd for the Palazzetto Bru Zane to finance a non-world-premiere recording but here we are: Massenet's 1907 two-acter love triangle set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Not a deathless masterpiece, of course, but there are echoes of Werther and Manon and Ediciones Singulares provide the usual extravagantly luxurious bound-book (112 pages) format with five separate articles and historical photos and halftones. French-English libretto. Nora Gubisch (mezzo), Charles Castronovo (tenor), Étienne Dupuis (baritone), François Lis (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of Opéra National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon; Alain Altinoglu.