Operas by Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld, List of operettas by Offenbach, Le voyage dans la lune, The Tales of Hoffmann

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Orpheus in the Underworld, List of Operettas by Offenbach, le Voyage Dans La Lune, the Tales of Hoffmann, La Périchole, Les Brigands, La Belle Hélène, La Vie Parisienne, Madame Favart, Robinson Crusoé, La Fille Du Tambour-Major, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, M. Choufleuri Restera Chez Lui le . . ., le Roi Carotte, ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Orpheus in the Underworld, List of Operettas by Offenbach, le Voyage Dans La Lune, the Tales of Hoffmann, La Périchole, Les Brigands, La Belle Hélène, La Vie Parisienne, Madame Favart, Robinson Crusoé, La Fille Du Tambour-Major, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, M. Choufleuri Restera Chez Lui le . . ., le Roi Carotte, Barbe-Bleue, Geneviève de Brabant, Die Rheinnixen, Les Deux Aveugles, le Pont Des Soupirs, Ba-Ta-Clan, L'île de Tulipatan, La Bonne D'enfant, Daphnis et Chloé, le Mariage Aux Lanternes, Bagatelle. Excerpt: Jacques Offenbach item Ba-ta-clan is a "chinoiserie musicale", or operetta , in one act by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Ludovic Halévy . It was first performed at Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens , Paris , on 29 December 1855. The operetta uses set numbers and spoken dialogue and runs about one hour. Ba-ta-clan was Offenbach's first big hit. The witty piece satirised everything from contemporary politics to grand opera conventions. It was frequently revived in Paris, London and New York for decades, and Offenbach eventually expanded it as a full-length musical with a cast of eleven. Offenbach's early operettas were small-scale one-act works, since the law in France limited musical theatre works (other than grand opera ) to one-act pieces with no more than three singers and, perhaps, some mute characters. In 1858, this law was changed, and Offenbach was able to offer full-length works, beginning with Orpheus in the Underworld . Roles Role: Voice type: Premiere Cast, December 29, 1855 (Conductor: - ) Synopsis Two French ex-patriates in "Che-i-noor," a distant Chinese -speaking kingdom, become embroiled in a plot to overthrow the king. After a lot of difficulty communicating, a bit of dancing and revolutionary singing, and a little conjugation, ...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155377575
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Pages: 34
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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