Offenbach: Les Brigands

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COMPOSERS: Offenbach
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Les Brigands
PERFORMER: Raffalli, Alliot-Lugaz; Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Gardiner
CATALOGUE NO: 395 1132

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Best known in the Anglo-Saxon world as godfather to The Pirates of Penzance, there is still much to be said for Les Brigands. And John Eliot Gardiner says it all with his customary conviction in this 1988 recording of the three-Act version. Christopher Cook