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DVD + Blu-Ray:
André Messager – Fortunio / Opéra Comique

André Messager’s comédie lyrique Fortunio staged by the famous French actor and theatre director Denis Podalydès with elegant costumes by Christian Lacroix.

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Comédie lyrique in four acts (1907)
Libretto by Gaston Arman de Caillavet and Robert de Flers
after Le Chandelier by Alfred de Musset

André Messager’s Fortunio premiered in 1907 at the OPÉRA COMIQUE, where it received acclaim that was to last for decades. One of the last composers to devote his entire career to opera and operetta, Messager exemplified in his music a feeling for dramatic pacing and the spirit of the Belle Époque, qualities that permeate Fortunio, a comédie lyrique in which the dialogue in the libretto is given a continuous musical setting. Taking Alfred de Musset’s play Le Chandelier as his source, Messager explores upper-class society at the turn of the 19th century with subtlety of characterisation and a thoroughly French orchestral transparency.

Fortunio CYRILLE DUBOIS Tenor
Jacqueline ANNE-CATHERINE GILLET Soprano
Maître André FRANCK LEGUÉRINEL Baritone
Clavaroche JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BOU Baritone
Landry PHILIPPE-NICOLAS MARTIN Baritone

CHOEUR LES ÉLÉMENTS
ORCHESTRE DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES
Conductor LOUIS LANGRÉE

Stage Director DENIS PODALYDÈS
Costume Designer CHRISTIAN LACROIX

Video Director FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON
Filmed on 14 and 16 December 2019 at the Opéra Comique, Paris, France
A stage production of the Opéra Comique in coproduction with the Opéra national de Lorraine

[2.110672 / NBD0119V]
Total playing time: 119 minutes
Language: French · Subtitles: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C

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