ANDRÉ MESSAGER (1853-1929): Fortunio.
Catalogue Number: 10W006
Description: Fortunio premiered in 1907 at the Opéra Comique, where it received acclaim that was to last decades. Taking Alfred de Musset’s play “Le Chandelier” as his source, Messager explored upper-class society at the turn of the 19th century with subtlety of characterization and a thoroughly French orchestral transparency. Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Anne-Catherine Gillet (soprano), Franck Lguérinel (baritone), Chœur Les Éléments, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées; Louis Langrée. 16:9 widescreen, NTSC all regions, DTS surround 5.1 or PCM stereo. 119 min.