Hahn: Ô Mon Bel Inconnu
Label: BRU ZANE
Format: COMPACT DISC
Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence; Lanièce, Jean-Christophe; Dolié, Thomas; Dubruque, Yoann; Ghazarossian, Carl; Jean, Samuel; Pancrazi, Eléonore; Doray, Olivia; Gens, Véronique
How about a trip back to the Annees Folles in the company of Sacha Guitry? With this musical comedy composed by Reynaldo Hahn, which was a triumph for Arletty, the Palazzetto Bru Zane reveals the hectic adventures of the hatter Prosper Aubertin. He dreams of extramarital adventures, but among the replies to the classified ad he places, how surprised he is to discover letters from his wife, his daughter and his maid! The piece was Guitry’s second collaboration with Hahn. ‘What [else] do you need to be happy?’ as the chambermaid asks in Act Three? Veronique Gens bubbling with mischief, and the Orchestre National d’Avignon dynamised by the conducting of Samuel Jean.