Bru Zane Label
International Opera Awards 2022
Offenbach's Le Voyage dans la Lune, 32nd volume of the 'French Opera' series of Bru Zane Label, has been awarded as the best 'complete opera' recording by the International Opera Awards 2022.
Robert le Diable by Meyerbeer
Our recording of Robert le Diable has recently been awarded four prestigious prizes: Gramophone Editor's Choice, Diapason d'or ARTE, Opéra Magazine's Diamant, and Premio Abbiati the Italian Record Critics Award.
'A formidable re-evaluation of a seminal if neglected work, as well as being a remarkable achievement in its own right.' Tim Ashley, Gramophone
The Songs with Orchestra by Massenet
The album of Massenet's songs with orchestra has recently been awarded three prestigious prizes: Gramophone Editor's Choice, Diapason d'or and CHOC de Classica.
'A vocal line-up and conductor truly alive to the composer’s sound world.' Tim Ashley, Gramophone
German Record Critics' Awards
The recording of Offenbach's Le Voyage dans la Lune has received a new award from the German Record Critics.
'This recording once again refutes the preconception that Jacques Offenbach’s music lost its originality after the end of the second French Empire, the Belle Époque. 'Le Voyage dans la Lune' (1875), based on the novel by Jules Verne, fascinates in particular in the mixture of Bouffonnerie and Féerie. The conductor Pierre Dumoussaud and the Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie powerfully work out the different musical spheres between Cancan and fantastic opera in a dry tone. The choir and soloists are committed, yes, champagne – on a homogeneous level.'
Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
BBC music CHOICE:
Le Voyage dans la Lune
The recording of Offenbach's Le Voyage dans la Lune is BBC music CHOICE of August 2022.
4 nominations for La Fille de Madame Angot
The recording of Charles Lecocq's La Fille de Madame Angot is nominated for four Opus Klassik 2022 awards:
- 'Opera Recording of the Year'
- Véronique Gens as 'Female Singer of the Year'
- Mathias Vidal as 'Male Singer of the Year'
- Orchestre de chambre de Paris as 'Ensemble / Orchestra of the Year'
The recording of Camille Saint-Saëns's Phryné has been awarded by the Diapason d'or of March 2022.
CHOC Classica: La Fille de Madame Angot
The latest recording of Charles Lecocq's opéra-comique has received the CHOC Classica of February 2022.
Gramophone Critics' Choice 2021: Passionnément
Passionnément is part of the Gramophone Critics' Choice 2021
'André Messager's bittersweet 1926 comedy about Prohibition Era Americans losing their inhibitions on a trip to France gets a lovely recording from Bru Zane, beautifully conducted, with Véronique Gens and Étienne Dupuis marvellous as the couple whose casual affair deepens into genuine love. The work itself was new to me, and I fell in love at first hearing. A real treat.'
Tim Ashley, Gramophone
CHOC Classica 2021: L'Île du rêve
The 'divine idyll' continues! L'Île du rêve by Reynaldo Hahn is Choc Classica 2021.
'The music is extraordinarily pleasant, quite in the style of the time, close to the last Massenet, close to the first Debussy.' Classica