Offenbach’s rarely performed Maître Péronilla brought to life in fizzing performance

‘Markus Poschner encourages the bubbles to rise to the surface in a never-ending stream’

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Offenbach 
Maître Péronilla 
Véronique Gens, Antoinette Dennefeld, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Anaïs Constans, Diana Axentii, Éric Huchet, Tassis Christoyannis; Radio France Choir; Orchestre National de France/Markus Poschner 
BruZane BZ1039 100:09min s(2discs) 

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‘Offenbach had a genius for stitching his diverse sources together without you ever hearing the joins. The admirable Bru Zane Foundation, which promotes French Romantic music from a Venetian Palazzo, fields a strong cast. Markus Poschner conducting the Orchestre National de France and the French Radio Choir encourages the bubbles to rise to the surface in a never-ending stream.’