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Jacques Offenbach

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Country of Birth:

Germany/France

Year of Birth:

1819

Year of Death:

1880

About the composer Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach (20 June 1819 - 5 October 1880) was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s-1870s and his uncompleted opera The Tales of Hoffmann. He was a powerful influence on later composers of the operetta genre, particularly Johann Strauss, Jr. and Arthur Sullivan. His best-known works were continually revived during the 20th century, and many of his operettas continue to be staged in the 21st. The Tales of Hoffman remains part of the standard opera repertory.
Born in Cologne, the son of a synagogue cantor, Offenbach showed early musical talent. At the age of 14, he was accepted as a student at the Paris Conservatoire but found academic study unfulfilling and left after a year. From 1835 to 1855 he earned his living as a cellist, achieving international fame, and as a conductor. His ambition, however, was to compose comic pieces for the musical theatre. Finding the management of Paris's Opéra-Comique company uninterested in staging his works, in 1855 he leased a small theatre in the Champs-Élysées. There he presented a series of his own small-scale pieces, many of which became popular.
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Barcarolle Anna Netrebko Elina Garanca Offenbach Barcarola 180542
Belle nuit
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
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Dessay and Naouri perform Il m a Semble sur mon Epaule  32908
Il m'a semblé
(Orphée aux enfers)
Laurent Naouri
Natalie Dessay

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Elle a fui, la tourterelle
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
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Jose van Dam Les Contes d Hoffmann Scintille diamant 25537
Scintille diamant
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
José van Dam

Kate Lindsey Voyezla sous son eventail 158922
Voyez la sous son éventail
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
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Placido Domingo O Dieu de quelle ivresse 129669
O Dieu de quelle ivresse
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
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C'est une chanson d'amour
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ô mon Fritz, que tu m'affliges Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Wanda/Fritz
2Madame en quatre jours Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.02-2

Type: sceneVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Grand Duchess
3Overture Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
4Pour seduire Alemène la fière Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.09

Type: EnsembleVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Jupiter
5Entr'acte Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.01-1

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
6Par Dieu! j'étais bien sûr Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-1

Type: sceneVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse/Hoffmann
7A cheval sur la discipline Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-5

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Fritz
8La la la la la Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.02-4

Type: chorusVoice: Language: French

Roles:
9Ah! c'est ainsi! Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.04

Type: DuetVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Eurydice
10Quand j'étais roi de Béotie Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.03-1

Type: AriaVoice: Language: French

Roles: John Styx
11Dans les roles d'amoureux Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 0

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf
12J'ai des yeux Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf
13Dis-tu vrai -- Voyez Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-5

Type: sceneVoice: T TLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Spalanzani
14Hou! le vilain soldat Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01g

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Fritz
15Dites lui qu'on l'a reemargue Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/Fritz
16Les faunes Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.05-3

Type: Instrumental/BalletVoice: Language: French

Roles:
17Melodrame IV Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.04-2

Type: InstrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
18Si j'étais roi de Béotie Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.09-1

Type: ChorusVoice: Language: French

Roles:
19Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Doll Song) Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Olympia
20Ah! mon ami! quel accent! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04-5

Type: sceneVoice: T Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse/Spalanzani/Olympia
21Portez armes, présentez armes Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.03-1

Type: chorusVoice: Language: French

Roles:
22Melodrame Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
23Sortie des bergers Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-2

Type: InstrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
24Melodrame II Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.07-2

Type: InstrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
25Galop Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.09-4

Type: BalletVoice: Language: French

Roles:
26Une poupée aux yeux d'émail Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse
27Voici les valseurs! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.07

Type: finale/scene/ensembleVoice: T T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann/Olympia/Nicklausse
28Je suis contente, général Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.03-4

Type: spokenVoice: S Br T B S SLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/General Boum/Fritz/Baron Puck/Wanda/Iza
29Logeons le donc Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.06-2

Type: finale/quartetVoice: S B T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/Baron Puck/Prince Paul/General Boum
30Madame madame Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.04-3

Type: spokenVoice: S Br T TLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/General Boum/Fritz/Prince Paul
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