All I want for Christmas is Fantasio

…although, admittedly, I might need to wait until Christmas 2014 for the recording to be released. I am a huge fan of Opera Rara, the Indiana Joneses of the lost-opera-world.  They find obscure operas teetering on the verge of extinction, and pull them back from the brink. This time, they were rescuing Offenbach‘s much-maligned-and-overlooked Fantasio, which…