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Lecocq : La Fille de Madame Angot

Lausanne, Salle Metropole, 2010 (Audio)

Director: Nicolas Chalvin

  • Alain Vernhes
  • Bénédicte Tauran (Clairette Angot)
  • Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Pomponnet)
  • Jean-Sébastien Bou (Ange Pitou)
  • Maryline Fallot (Lange)

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  •   Lecocq : La Fille de Madame Angot-Nicolas Chalvin - Lausanne, 2010
    Charles Lecocq was a Parisian, born of poor parents in 1832. He managed to get into the Conservatoire in Paris where he studied under Auber. A contemporary of Bizet and Saint-Saëns he went on to share with Bizet the grand prize for Offenbach’s operetta writing competition in 1856. He loved the creative potential of the theatre and became involved with it for the rest of his life.

    In Madame Angot, Lecocq skilfully weaves delightful melodies of a variety of styles. The music, like that of Varney, is characteristic of Offenbach, but his orchestrations are more inventive. The music sweeps along with delightful melodies and motifs: it is clear that Lecocq was a first class musician. It is understandable that sheet music of Lecocq's Madame Angot dance arrangements sold extraordinarily well.

    The story is well known in France: a market girl is adopted by a comfortable family and is brought up in a superior manner. Lecocq’s libretto concentrates on the activities of Angot's unexpectedly charming daughter, Clairette rather than Angot herself. Set in the 1790s following the French Revolution and at the time of the formidable French Directoire, the staging makes use of the magnificent costumes of the period to provide a visual spectacle (not dissimilar to the effect found in My Fair Lady).

    (Edited from Music Web International)

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