DVD + Blu-Ray:
Offenbach's La Périchole with Stéphanie d’Oustrac
Jacques Offenbach's "La Périchole" staged by Valérie Lesort at the Opéra Comique in Paris with Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Philippe Talbot in the titel roles.
La Périchole_Blu-ray Cover © Naxos Audiovisual / © Stefan Brion
La Périchole_Stéphanie d’Oustrac_Philippe Talbot © Naxos Audiovisual / © Stefan Brion
La Périchole_Scene © Naxos Audiovisual / © Stefan Brion
Opéra bouffe in three acts (second version, 1874)
Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac
La Perricholi – in reality, Micaela Villegas – was Lima’s leading theatrical lady in the 1770s when Peru was a Spanish colony. Her life was fictionalised in a one-act play by Prosper Mérimée and a libretto was fashioned on which Offenbach created his opéra bouffe "La Périchole," reflecting the creative mania in Paris at the time for Spanish life and art. La Périchole and Piquillo, her lover and companion in misfortune, are impoverished street singers. Meanwhile the Viceroy Don Andrès de Ribeira wishes to make her his lover. In music of vivacious rhythms including boleros, seguidillas and rich arias, Offenbach plays out their love against a broader social canvas.
La Périchole – Stéphanie d’Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Piquillo – Philippe Talbot, tenor
Don Andrès de Ribeira – Tassis Christoyannis, baritone
Don Miguel de Panatellas – Éric Huchet, tenor
Don Pedro de Hinoyosa – Lionel Peintre, baritone
Choir Les Éléments
Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
Conductor – Julien Leroy
Stage Director – Valérie Lesort
Set Designer – Audrey Vuong
Costume Designer – Vanessa Sannino
Puppets – Carole Allemand
Film Director – François Roussillon
Filmed on 17 and 19 May 2022 at the Opéra Comique, Paris, France
DVD 2.110756 / Blu-ray NBD0168V
Total playing time: 139 minutes
Language: French · Subtitles: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0 (Worldwide)
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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