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As with the previous Il Salotto issue, Pauline Viardot’s delightful chamber operetta, Cendrillon, this recording focuses on a single work designed for intimate performance: J B Wekerlin’s ‘opérette... read more

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Song title Time Format Price
playstop01 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: Ouverture03:25
playstop02 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 1: Dialogue: A madame la comtesse de Lucienne 01:18
playstop03 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 1: Couplets: Sourire a tous, à contre-coeur 02:12
playstop04 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 1: Dialogue: Laitière! ? laitière de Trianon!00:33
playstop05 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 2: Dialogue: A M. le marquis de Brunoy. Très-bien! 00:50
playstop06 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 2: Air: Alors, quand j'etais dans les pages 04:37
playstop07 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 2: Dialogue: Allons, allons ? tout beau, mes souvenirs! 00:27
playstop08 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Duet: Ma belle enfant, veuilles m'apprendre 04:44
playstop09 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Dialogue: Eh bien, monsieur ? 01:22
playstop10 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Chansonnette: Que les gens de la ville 02:15
playstop11 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Dialogue: Oh! mais moi, c'est different ? 00:24
playstop12 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Duo: C'était écrit! je ne puis m'y soustraire 05:48
playstop13 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Dialogue: Oui ? je me souviens, en effet 00:33
playstop14 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 3: Dialogue: Ah! il parlait de ... Fleurette, L'Aubépine 00:32
playstop15 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 4: Ariette: Il peut aimer l'une avant l'autre 02:44
playstop16 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 4: Dialogue: Mais quel est son project? 00:26
playstop17 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 5: Brunette: Prêt a sortir de Luneville 03:15
playstop18 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 6: Fort bien! le voici 02:34
playstop19 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: scene 6: Finale: Je suis joué! c'est la comtesse! 07:25
playstop20 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: Hommage a Rossini, G.: Messieurs ? 04:43
playstop21 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: Il peut aimer l'une avant l'autre 02:37
playstop22 Il Saloto, Vol 12: Weckerlin, J.B.: La Laitière de Trianon: Epilogue: Messieurs, et vous aussi Mesdames ? 01:49

As with the previous Il Salotto issue, Pauline Viardot’s delightful chamber operetta, Cendrillon, this recording focuses on a single work designed for intimate performance: J B Wekerlin’s ‘opérette de salon’, La Laitière de Trianon (The Milkmaid of Trianon). Just two singers take part in the work, set at Versailles in 1775. The Comtesse de Lucienne (Joan Rodgers) and Marquis de Brunoy (Yann Beuron) have been betrothed by their families, though they have never met. As a colonel in the army, the Marquis is summoned to Versailles, though he confuses the military headquarters, Le Grand Trianon, with Le Petit Trianon, where Marie-Antoinette has established her model dairy. Here he meets a milkmaid (the Comtesse de Lucienne, in disguise) who takes his fancy. All possible misunderstandings ensue, which are, of course, finally and happily resolved. The composer, Jean-Baptiste Wekerlin (1821–1910), was a pupil of Halévy who spent much of his career as a distinguished librarian and editor of early French operas. However, his own stage compositions won much success in their day, with L’organiste dans l’embarras clocking up more than 100 performances. None of them had a more auspicious launch, however, than La Laitière de Trianon, which made its debut at one of Rossini’s soirées musicales on 18 December 1858.The recording includes three appendices: Hommage à Rossini, the original epilogue performed when the opera was first given at the home of Rossini on 18 December 1858; Madame de Lucienne’s Romance, originally sung in the 1858 version but not featured in the 1868 version and an Epilogue written when the opera was performed in a revised form at the home of Ambroise Thomas and his wife in 1868.

'Opera Rara offers a captivating performance' - Andrew Porter, Opera magazine

Joan Rodgers (La Comtesse de Lucienne), Yann Beuron (Le Marquis de Brunoy), Jeff Cohen – piano

The Comtesse de Lucienne and the Marquis de Brunoy, two cousins, have been betrothed by their families, though they themselves have never met.  The Marquis, who is a colonel in Louis XVI’s army, is summoned back to Versailles, but upon arrival mistakes the Petit Trianon, where Queen Marie-Antoinette has just established her model dairy, for the Grand Trianon, the military headquarters.  He meets a most charming milkmaid, and, little dreaming that she is the Comtesse to whom he is engaged, takes her for a real milkmaid.  He tries to flirt with her, but soon decides that, if ever he is to win her, he must descend to her level.  He consequently retires – and returns dressed as a gardener.  The Comtesse, who has already discovered his identity, is amused to see him thus disguised, and, determined to keep the upper hand in their battle of wits, she too withdraws – reassumes her true rank and soon returns in her court dress.  Their roles are thus neatly reversed.  The Comtesse manipulates the situation to her own – and ultimately to their mutual – advantage, so that when all the misunderstandings are eventually resolved, they are both so strongly attracted to each other that they are only too happy to face life together as husband and wife.


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