Jacques Offenbach: Christopher Columbus (Opera Rara Audio CD)

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Christopher Columbus (Opera Rara Audio CD)

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Maurice Arthur, Joy Roberts, Johanna Peters, Lissa Gray, Marilyn Hill Smith, Christian de Plessis, Alan Opie, Anna Dawson, Alec Bregonzi, Clive Harre, John Duxbury, Rosemary Ashe

A joyful and infectious pastiche that marries some of Offenbachs best music with Don Whites witty and irreverent English version of the discovery of America. Weaving together music from lesser-known Offenbach operattas, this opera tells the story of Columbus asking Queen Isabella of Spain for funding for his journey to America. An alcoholic nymphomaniac Isabella donates her jewellery in a kind of strip show. Three ex-wives follow Columbus onto his ship and he is seasick for the whole journey. On arrival in the New World he discovers the cola nut.

London Mozart Players, Alun Francis

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