If you are are used to the awful amateur version of this that does the circles in operatic societies in the UK.then you are in for a treat. From start to finish this romps along at a cracking pace, and bears little resemblance to the amateur version so well know in operatic society circles. Brought up to date the production is slick, fast and when coupled with superb soloists, choreography & orchestral playing is a real treat. Laurent Naouri & Natalie Dessay make a wonderful couple in the "fly duet" but don't take my word for it but it & see for yourself. Offenbach had a great gift for melody, satire & an naughtiness that is missing from his British Counterparts Gilbert & Sullivan.
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