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Stephen Francis Vasta
Opera News, November 2014

This energetic 1997 performance conveys the vitality of Orphée aux Enfers as a theater piece and…does justice to Offenbach’s fizzy score.

Most of the singing is superior. The Eurydice, Elizabeth Vidal, has a round, full-bodied tone and good legato, and her excursions in alt are utterly secure. Both principal tenors, Alexandru Badea (Orphée) and Reinaldo Macias (Pluton), have forward, ringy voices with depth and weight.

Under Patrick Davin’s sprightly direction, the orchestra produces polished sounds—the woodwind solos in Offenbach’s original pastoral prelude are particularly suave… © 2014 Opera News Read complete review




Norbert Tischer
Pizzicato, May 2014

Herbert Wernicke takes us in the decadent ambient of an Art Nouveau Café and achieves to perfectly scoop the satiric side of Offenbach’s operetta. A lively performing ensemble and an effervescent orchestra bring much pleasure too. © 2014 Pizzicato





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