Massenet: Therese / Altinoglu, Gubisch, Castronovo, Dupuis, Lis (CD & Book)
The composer Jules Massenet constantly renewed his style. Towards the end of his life he turned to experimental forms of expression that are astonishing even today. Combining a marked taste for the late eighteenth century (already found in Manon and Werther) with a very modern use of naturalism, Thérèse shows both immediacy in its dramatic discourse and lyricism in its emotional expression, thus greatly deepening the strength and poignancy of the subject.
Catalog Number: ES1011
Composer: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Alain Altinoglu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montpellier Opera Chorus, Montpellier Opera Orchestra
Performer: Charles Castronovo, Etienne Dupuis, François Lis, Nora Gubisch