Suppé: Die schöne Galathée

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

COMPOSERS: Suppé
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: Die schöne Galathée
PERFORMER: Andrea Bogner, Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher, Juliane Heyn, Michael Kupfer; City of Koblenz Theatre Chorus, Rhine Philharmonic State Orchestra/Thomas Eitler
CATALOGUE NO: 999 726-2
Suppé’s spoofish angle on the Pygmalion legend is best known for the glamorous waltz of its overture. It never reappears, but an enjoyable kissing duet makes amends. A spirited performance based on a Koblenz production, impeccably cast, does this pretty bagatelle proud; though the dialogue should have been accommodated too. David Nice

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