This CD is not unknown to us. It was sold in Australia and was available for sale via internet. It had become a cult object for Massenet’s music lovers. It is now available in France and that is excellent news!
Richard Bonynge's love for Massenet is a well known fact. He has carefully choosen a program of rarely performed arias which is very pleasing. The Australian soprano Rosamund Illing is ideally suited to sing Massenet with her erotic and rather beautiful timbre.