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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Rossini: Le Comte Ory from Opéra Comique, Paris

Author: C Major Entertainment

“A masterpiece!” (Télérama) / “Pure pleasure!” (Les Échos) / “...a true musical and theatrical celebration where everything sparkles!” (Bachtrack)

  • Rossini: Le Comte Ory | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Rossini: Le Comte Ory © C Major Entertainment

  • Rossini: Le Comte Ory | Copyright: © Vincent Pontet

    Rossini: Le Comte Ory © Vincent Pontet

  • Rossini: Le Comte Ory | Copyright: © Vincent Pontet

    Rossini: Le Comte Ory © Vincent Pontet

Rossini’s penultimate opera, premiered in 1828 at the Opéra National de Paris, is a musical comedy about a love triangle set during the Crusades. At the Opéra Comique its plot is transported to the time of the works’ creation with France’s military expeditions to Algeria.

It is staged by a first-class creative team: Stage director Denis Podalydès and costume designer Christian Lacroix provide stunning visuals, while conductor Louis Langrée leads the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, the Choeur Les éléments and a stellar cast of soloists in this delightful fool’s game.

Mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez shines with her “superlative technique” (Le Monde) and Julie Fuchs’s Adèle performance elicits “more than just admiration, namely enthusiasm in the etymological sense of the word: inspired by the divine” (Le Monde). “A masterpiece!” (Télérama), “Pure pleasure!” (Les Échos). Le Comte Ory at the Opéra Comique is “a true musical and theatrical celebration where everything sparkles!” (Bachtrack)

Original title Rossini: Le Comte Ory
Genre Opera
Recording location Opéra Comique, Paris, 27 & 29 December 2017
Duration 150 mins
Production Company CLC, Opéra Comique, Radio France and Mezzo, with the participation of France Télévisions, in cooperation with UNITEL and with support of CNC
Composer Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra / Band Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Conductor Louis Langrée
Choir Les éléments
Chorus Master Joël Suhubiette
Stage Director Denis Podalydès
Soloist Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Ève-Maud Hubeaux, Patrick Bolleire, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Jodie Devos

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