Offenbach Colorature Jodie Devos

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Label: Alpha

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880): Boule de neige, Acte I Scène 2:
  • 1Boule de neige, Acte I Scène 2: Couplet de la dompteuse "Je suis du pays vermeil"02:03
  • Vert-Vert, Acte II Scènes 7B & C:
  • 2Vert-Vert, Acte II Scènes 7B & C: Air de la Corilla "Les plus beaux vers sont toujours fades"04:05
  • Orphée aux Enfers:
  • 3Orphée aux Enfers: Invocation à la mort "La mort m'apparaît souriante"02:22
  • Un mari à la porte:
  • 4Un mari à la porte: Valse tyrolienne de Rosita "J'entends ma belle"04:02
  • Fantasio:
  • 5Fantasio: Air d'Elsbeth "Cachons l'ennui de mon âme"05:13
  • Les Bavards, Acte I Scène 3:
  • 6Les Bavards, Acte I Scène 3: Air d'Inès "Ce sont détranges personnages"02:51
  • Mesdames de la halle:
  • 7Mesdames de la halle: Rondo de Ciboulette "Quel bruit et quel tapage"04:51
  • Le Roi Carotte:
  • 8Le Roi Carotte: Romance des Fleurs "Le voilà c'est bien lui"04:07
  • Les bergers:
  • 9Les bergers: Ouverture04:40
  • Fantasio:
  • 10Fantasio: Romance d'Elsbeth "Voilà toute la ville en fête"04:04
  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann:
  • 11Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Couplets de la poupée "Les oiseaux dans la charmille"06:02
  • Robinson Crusoë, Acte II, 2ème tableau, Scène 14C:
  • 12Robinson Crusoë, Acte II, 2ème tableau, Scène 14C: Valse d'Edwige "Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore"03:47
  • Boule de Neige, Acte I Scène 3:
  • 13Boule de Neige, Acte I Scène 3: Romance des souvenirs d'Olga "Souvenance"02:26
  • Boule de Neige, Acte II Scène 14:
  • 14Boule de Neige, Acte II Scène 14: Chanson d'Olga "Allons, couchez"04:00
  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann:
  • 15Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Prélude & Barcarolle "Belle nuit, Ô nuit d'amour"04:03
  • Le voyage dans la lune, Acte III Scène 21:
  • 16Le voyage dans la lune, Acte III Scène 21: Ariette de Fantasia "Je suis nerveuse"02:22
  • Total Runtime01:00:58

Info for Offenbach Colorature

Soprano Jodie Devos, who has signed with Alpha for several recordings, here pays homage to Offenbach, whose bicentenary of his birth is celebrated in 2019. This programme shows Offenbach’s fascination with the vocal fireworks of coloratura divas. This kind of ‘lyric coloratura’ or ‘soprano leggero’ voice runs like a thread through most of the composer’s oeuvre, from his first pieces for two or three soloists to those grand frescoes of his maturity, La Vie parisienne, Robinson Crusoé, and Orphée aux Enfers. The coloratura soprano also adorns Offenbach’s less frivolous operettas (such as Fantasio), as well as his only serious opera – Les Contes d’Hoffmann – in which the role of the doll (with only one aria, but what an aria!) is among the most famous in the entire French repertoire. Concocted collaboratively with Alexandre Dratwicki and the Palazzetto Bru Zane, this recorded programme – tailor-made for Jodie Devos – presents innumerable rarities from Mesdames de la Halle, Boule-de-Neige,Un mari à la porte, Le Roi Carotte, Le Voyage dans la lune, and Vert-Vert. In the famous Barcarolle "Belle nuit, Ô nuit d'amour", she is joined by up-and-coming mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet.

Jodie Devos, soprano​
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Laurent Campellone, conductor ​

Jodie Devos
After studying with Benoît Giaux and Élise Gäbele in Namur, Jodie Devos received a Master of Art degree in 2013 at the Royal Academy of Music of London in Lillian Watson’s class. She also attended master classes with H. Deutsch, J. Streets, D. Denize, C. Eda- Pierre or M. Minkowski. She is generously supported by Asbl Do Musica and the Thirionet funds.

In 2014 she was awarded the second prize and the audience prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition. She is also the prizewinner of several national competitions such as the Bell’Arte competition, the Thirionet Funds, the Nouveaux Talents de l’Art lyrique and the Jacques Dôme Prize. She was nominated Artiste Jeune Talent for the year 2015 by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).

During her young career, she has already appeared under the direction of conductors such as Paolo Arrivabeni, Roland Boer, Laurent Campellone, Mikko Franck, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Dmitri Jurowski, Enrique Mazzola, Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset and Guy van Waas.

Jodie Devos has given numerous recitals and concerts all over the world in countries like Belgium (Gent, Antwerpen, Brussels), France (Paris), Germany (Düsseldorf), the Netherlands (Maastricht), India (Mumbay), Canada (Québec), Poland (Katowice) and also on tour in Brasil. She has also been invited in a number of Festivals (Stavelot, Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert, Estivales en Médoc, Saint-Riquier).

In 2014, she joined the Opéra Comique Academy in Paris where she could be heard in La Chauve Souris (Ida and then Adèle) and Les Mousquetaires au Couvent. She has also sung at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and Orphée aux Enfers (Eurydice), at the Opéra of Montpellier in L’Enfant et les sortilèges (le Feu, le Rossignol and la Princesse) and L’Hirondelle inattendue by Laks as well as in Geneviève de Brabant by Offenbach. More recently, she has made her debuts in Lakmé (title-role) in Tours and Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht) in Dijon and in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris conducted by Christophe Rousset and Le Timbre d’argent by Saint-Saëns at the Opéra Comique, Pygmalion in Innsbruck with Les Talens Lyriques, Pelléas et Mélisande for her debut at the Paris National Opera…

In concert, she sang la Chauve-souris, la Chouette, une Pastourelle with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and le Feu, le Rossignol and la Princesse at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Monsieur Beaucaire by Messager with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Pygmalion by Rameau conducted by Christophe Rousset in Potsdam, Le Chalet by Adam in Toulon, Mahler’s 4th symphony and Mozart Requiem with the Orchestre national de Belgique, Ein Sommernachtstraum by Mendelssohn with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, a concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Orchestre national de Belgique.

Among her future projects: Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Le Comte Ory (Comtesse Adèle), Lakmé (title role), Rigoletto (Gilda), La Fille du régiment (Marie) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht) at La Monnaie in Brussels, Orphée et Eurydice with Les Talens Lyriques and Dialogues des Carmélites (Constance) in Toulouse, La Nonne Sanglante by Gounod at the Opéra Comique, Die Zauberflöte (Königin der nacht), Les Indes Galantes and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia) at the Opéra de Paris, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Blondchen) in Monte Carlo, Guillaume Tell at the Chorégies d’Orange… She will also sing in concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, at the Wigmore Hall, at the Auditorium de Radio-France with the Orchestre national de France…

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