Thursday, June 2, 2011

Delibes - Coppelia - Nagano, Orchestre de L'Opera de Lyon







The story of Coppélia explores a young man's passion for a beautiful girl whoLéo Delibes, photo from the collection of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität turns out to be a mechanical doll, exploring a popular mythological theme of creating a being who is more perfect and tantalizing than any human counterpart. There is definitely more to the score of Coppélia than what first meets the eye.  Kent Nagano brings out many of these subtleties in his consistent reading of Delibes' most loved ballet. His tempi are very convincing, and the playing of the Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon is first class. No. 14, the music for the Automata, is given virtuosic treatment. Listen to that flute playing!


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