Poulenc‘s opera premiered at the Milan Scala on
January 26, 1957 (in Italian). The work is currently
experiencing a renaissance in the most important
opera houses of the world. The theme that holds this
opera together is that of fear: the story takes place
during the French Revolution. The listener is constantly
confronted by insistent sounds of death that
pervade the entire piece.
OehmsClassics now presents a live recording of
the celebrated production from the Theater an der
Wien. To optimize the results for listeners at home,
this recording is a stylistically perfect combination of
performances from 2008 and 2011.