La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein discography

This is a list of recordings of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, an opéra bouffe (a form of operetta), in three acts and four tableaux by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. The work was first performed in Paris on 12 April 1867.

The following recordings are in French unless otherwise indicated.


Year Cast
(Grand Duchess,
Fritz, Prince Paul,
General Boum, Wanda)
Opera house and orchestra
1958 Eugenia Zareska
André Dran
Jean Mollien
John Riley
Gisèle Prévet
René Leibowitz
Pasdeloup Orchestra
Choeur Lyrique de Paris
LP: Urania
Cat: 5115
CD: Preiser Records
Cat: 90591
1959 Jennie Tourel
André Turp
Louis Quilico
Martial Singher
Laurel Hurley
Arnold Gamson
American Opera Society
(recorded at Carnegie Hall in Nov)
LP: Unique Opera Records
Cat: 241
1966 Suzanne Lafaye
Jean Aubert
Christian Hasse
Henri Bédex
Michèle Raynaud
Jean-Claude Hartemann
Monthabor orchestra & chorus
CD: Accord
Cat: 465 871-2[2]
1967 Éliane Lublin
Raymond Amade
Christos Grigoriou
Jean-Christophe Benoît
Jean-Pierre Marty
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
LP: Pathé
Cat: 130568
1972 Huguette Tourangeau
John Walker
Richard Stilwell
Donald Gramm
Susan Belling
John Crosby
The Santa Fe Opera orchestra & chorus
(recorded on 22 July; sung in English)
Cat: 7 63415-2.
1976 Régine Crespin
Alain Vanzo
Charles Burles
Robert Massard
Mady Mesplé
Michel Plasson
Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse
Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse
CD: Sony
Cat: SM2K 62583
1984 Enriqueta Tarrés
Adolf Dallapozza
Josef Protschka
Alexander Malta
Saskia Gerritsen
Pinchas Steinberg
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
(sung in German)
Cat: 66373
1996 Lucia Valentini Terrani
Carlo Allemano
Richard Plaza
Etienne Ligot
Carla Di Censo
Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia Opera
Bratislava Chamber chorus
CD: Dynamic
Cat: 173/1-2
2005 Felicity Lott
Yann Beuron
Éric Huchet
François Le Roux
Sandrine Piau
Marc Minkowski
Les Musiciens du Louvre
(recorded at Théâtre du Châtelet in Dec[3])
CD: Virgin Classics
Cat: 0724354573422
DVD: Virgin Classics
Cat: 0094631023996



  1. Recordings of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein on, accessed 20 June 2011
  2. March, Ivan & Alan Livesey, eds., with Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton, and Paul Czajkowski (2007). The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, Revised 2008 Edition, pp 942–943. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-103336-5
  3. WorldCat Virgin Classics DVD 2005 accessed 2 October 2015.

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