French Opera - The Classical Tradition 9: Offenbach - La belle Hélène


Two voices like rays of sunlight, Janine Linda and André Dran, sing a beautiful duetto from Jacques Offenbach's La belle Hélène. Paris has entered the private rooms of Helen of Troy. She awakens but is led to believe it is all a dream: the young Trojan prince is wooing the most beautiful woman in the world, whom he has been promised by the goddess Venus. René Leibowitz conducts this 1952 recording, which has become a classic and should be heard in it's entirety by anyone who loves Offenbach.

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