Il etait une fois / Devos, Meng, Quatuor Giardini
With the rise of Romanticism, the topics of opera changed from the mythological fantasy of Baroque operas to the fairytale fantasy which graced the French stage long before Romanticism reached other European nations. Initiated by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, this project is built like a universal fairytale, inspired by Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, and others, as set to music by French composers of the Romantic period, alternating between famous composers such as Offenbach and Rossini and little known masters like Viardot, Silver, and Isouard. This imaginary opera was conceived and transcribed by Alexandre Dratwicki for piano quartet and two singers- a soprano and a mezzo, the roles of which are performed here by Jodie Devos and Caroline Meng.
Catalog Number: ALPHA244
Composer: Charles Silver, Déodat de Sévérac, Ernest Chausson, Florent Schmitt, Frederic Toulmouche, Gaston Serpette, Gioachino Rossini, Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet, Laurent de Rille, Nicolas Isouard, Pauline Viardot
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quatuor Giardini
Performer: Caroline Meng, Jodie Devos