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.