DVD + Blu-Ray:
La Vie parisienne staged by Christian Lacroix
Jacques Offenbach's opéra-bouffe masterpiece "La Vie parisienne" with a superb cast in Christian Lacroix’s colourful and acclaimed production.
La Vie parisienne_DVD cover © Naxos Audiovisual / © Vincent Pontet & © Marie Pétry
La Vie parisienne_Scene © Naxos Audiovisual / © Marie Pétry
La Vie parisienne_Scene 2 © Naxos Audiovisual / © Vincent Pontet
Operetta in five acts (1866)
Jacques Offenbach had already achieved fame as an operetta composer by 1866, but that year’s premiere of "La Vie parisienne" was his first portrayal of contemporary Parisian life. With its tale of romantic intrigues, disguises and comic celebrations of the mad gaiety of life in the French capital, "La Vie parisienne" became popular in the nation’s theatres, but not after a hasty re-working of its final acts after protests from the original performers. With significant new musical discoveries and the final acts restored, this opéra-bouffe masterpiece now speaks for itself given the resources of a superb cast and Christian Lacroix’s colourful and much acclaimed Bru Zane France production.
Gabrielle JODIE DEVOS Soprano
Gardefeu RODOLPHE BRIAND Tenor
Bobinet MARC MAUILLON Baritone
Le Baron de Gondremarck FRANCK LEGUÉRINEL Baritone
La Baronne de Gondremarck SANDRINE BUENDIA Soprano
Métella AUDE EXTRÉMO Mezzo-soprano
Choeur de chambre de Namur
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Conductor ROMAIN DUMAS
Stage Director, Set and Costume Designer CHRISTIAN LACROIX
Collaborative Stage Directors LAURENT DELVERT, ROMAIN GILBERT
Choreographer GLYSLEIN LEFEVER
Lighting Designer BERTRAND COUDERC
Film Director FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON
Filmed on 23, 27 December 2021 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris
2.110753-54 / NBD0163V
Total playing time: 178 min.
Language: French · Subtitles: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · 2 DVD 9
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50
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