CHARLES LECOQ (1832-1918): La Fille de Madame Angot.
Catalogue Number: 11X005
Label: Bru Zane
Reference: BZ 1046
Description: This opéra-comique in three acts, was premiered in Brussels 1872. In the Paris of the Directory period, Clairette Angot, an orphan raised by the people of Les Halles market, falls in love with the songwriter Ange Pitou. But, after many amorous and political plot twists, she resigns herself to marrying the wigmaker Pomponnet. Lecocq’s score, with its succession of hit numbers, created such enthusiasm that it enjoyed a run of more than four hundred performances at the Folies-Dramatiques, before conquering the French provinces and then the whole world in various translations. The work is still a relatively popular staple of the light operatic repertory even today. The Palazzetto Bru Zane here presents the first recording of the original version, with its unusual orchestration and several numbers that have fallen into oblivion. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Anne-Catherine Gillet, Véronique Gens (sopranos), Mathias Vidal, Artavazd Sargsyan (tenors), Chœur du Concert Spirituel, Orchestre de chambre de Paris; Sébastien Rouland.