Human wickedness has exceeded that of the Devil himself! It is this dark observation which is at the root of all the spice and comedy in the operetta Le Diable à Paris (The Devil in Paris). Premiering in 1927, it was unearthed by Les Frivolités Parisiennes ensemble, which has partnered with B Records fruitfully to make an album recording of a frolicsome version of this unusual work at the crossroads of art music and jazz. In 2012, musicians Benjamin El Arbi and Mathieu Franot formed "Les Frivolités Parisiennes" opera company. It promotes the French light opera repertoire of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, which combines singing, drama and dance, from comic-opera to music-hall. Formed with a chamber orchestra, Les Frivolités Parisiennes regularly calls on singers, conductors, directors and specialised musicologists. Every season, Les Frivolités Parisiennes produces premieres and original recreations, makes recordings, trains young singers in the performance of the repertoire and undertakes educational activities for the young. Les Frivolités Parisiennes company is associate artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundationand resident at the Compiègne Imperial Theater.