Adam: Le Chalet
Format: COMPACT DISC
Toulon Opera Symphony Orchestra; Devos, Jodie; Tourniaire, Guillaume; Rabec, Ugo; Droy, Sébastien; Toulon Opera Chorus; Delobel, Jean
The Chalet — a romantic opera — was a triumph in all opera houses in the 19th century, maintaining its popularity until the 1930s. Ever since: nothing. Now this agreeable comic opera has been recreated and recorded for the first time, with 3 greats, and notably the very young Jodie Devos, a Queen Elisabeth prizewinner and consecrated artiste of the year 2015 by the International Classical Music Award. This is the debut on disc of Toulon Opera, directed here by a conductor who has already graced the operas of Australia and New Zealand: Guillaume Tourniaire. The Toulon Opera, which was inaugurated in 1862, is the second largest opera house in France. The inaugural performance was Les Mouquetaires de la reine. The opera company performs about eight operas per season in the opera houses of Toulon, Avignon, Nice and Marseille.