La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein discography

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This is a list of recordings of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, an opéra bouffe (a form of operetta), in three acts and four tableaux by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. The work was first performed in Paris on 12 April 1867.

The following recordings are in French unless otherwise indicated.

Year Cast:
Grand Duchess,
Fritz, Prince Paul,
General Boum, Wanda
Opera House and Orchestra
1958 Eugenia Zareska,
André Dran,
Jean Mollien,
John Riley,
Gisèle Prévet
René Leibowitz,
L'Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Pasdeloup,
Choeur Lyrique de Paris
LP: Urania (stereo recording)
Cat: 5115.
CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 90591
1959 Jennie Tourel,
André Turp,
Louis Quilico,
Martial Singher,
Laurel Hurley
Arnold Gamson,
American Opera Society

(Recording of a performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City, November 1959)

LP: Unique Opera Records Corporation
Cat: 241
1966 Suzanne Lafaye,
Jean Aubert,
Christian Hasse,
Henri Bédex,
Michèle Raynaud
Jean-Claude Hartemann,
Monthabor Chorus and Orchestra
CD: Accord
Cat: 465 871-2[2]
1967 Éliane Lublin,
Raymond Amade,
Christos Grigoriou,
Jean-Christophe Benoît
Jean-Pierre Marty,
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
LP: Pathé
Cat: 130568 (Excerpts)
1972 Huguette Tourangeau,
John Walker,
Richard Stilwell,
Donald Gramm,
Susan Belling
John Crosby,
The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(Recording of a performance at the Santa Fe Opera, 22 July 1972, sung in English
Cat: 7 63415-2.
1976 Régine Crespin,
Alain Vanzo,
Charles Burles,
Robert Massard,
Mady Mesplé
Michel Plasson,
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse,
Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse
CD: Sony
Cat: SM2K 62583
1984 Enriqueta Tarrés,
Adolf Dallapozza,
Josef Protschka,
Alexander Malta,
Saskia Gerritsen
Pinchas Steinberg,
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester,
Kölner Rundfunkchor
Cat: 66373
(Sung in German)
1996 Lucia Valentini Terrani,
Carlo Allemano,
Richard Plaza,
Etienne Ligot,
Carla Di Censo
Emmanuel Villaume,
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia Opera,
Bratislava Chamber Chorus
CD: Dynamic
Cat: 173/1-2
2005 Felicity Lott,
Yann Beuron,
Eric Huchet,
François Le Roux,
Sandrine Piau
Marc Minkowski,
Les Musiciens du Louvre,
(Recording of a performance at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, December 2004 using the critical edition by Jean-Christophe Keck[3])
(Production designed and staged by Laurent Pelly)
CD: Virgin Classics
Cat: 0724354573422;
DVD: Virgin Classics,
Cat: 0094631023996



  1. ^ Recordings of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein on, accessed 20 June 2011
  2. ^ March, Ivan & Alan Livesey, eds., with Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton, and Paul Czajkowski (2007). The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, Revised 2008 Edition, pp 942–943. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-103336-5
  3. ^ WorldCat Virgin Classics DVD 2005 accessed 2 October 2015.

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