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Latest News: Classical, Bru Zane (label)

 Interview, Christophe Rousset on Lully and Gounod

by Katherine Cooper

The French harpsichordist and conductor talks to Katherine about recording Lully's 1677 opera Isis (out now on Aparté) and the original 1859 version of Gounod's Faust, released in September on Bru Zane.

 Recording of the Week, Offenbach's La Périchole from Marc Minkowski

by Katherine Cooper

One of the composer’s great champions celebrates last week’s bicentenary in style with the first period-instrument recording of this 1868 opéra bouffe about a couple of down-at-heel street-performers who are coerced into a drunken sham marriage.

 Interview, Véronique Gens on Proserpine

by Katherine Cooper

The French falcon talks to Katherine about taking on the dark and dramatic title-role in the first complete recording of Saint-Saëns's drame lyrique.

 Recording of the Week, Christophe Rousset conducts Étienne Méhul's rarely-heard opera, Uthal

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine enjoys a rare gem of an opera by an early Romantic French composer, with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques.