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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)
Anna Netrebko
Elīna Garanča
Dessay and Naouri perform Il m a Semble sur mon Epaule  32908
Il m'a semblé
(Orphée aux enfers)
Laurent Naouri
Natalie Dessay

Anna Netrebko Elle a fui la tourterelle Contes d Hoffman Antonia 179984
Elle a fui, la tourterelle
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
Anna Netrebko
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)
Kate Lindsey
Placido Domingo O Dieu de quelle ivresse 129669
O Dieu de quelle ivresse
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
Plácido Domingo

Villazon Damrau C est une chanson d amour 136028
C'est une chanson d'amour
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
Diana Damrau
Rolando Villazón

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Jour et nuit je me mets en quatre Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Andrès
2Elle a fui, la tourterelle Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Antonia
3A cheval vile monsieur le général Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.06-3

Type: ensembleVoice: B T Br T TLanguage: French

Roles: Baron Puck/Prince Paul/General Boum/Fritz/Népomuc
4Sortez, sortez, sortez Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.02

Type: ensembleVoice: B T T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Baron Puck/Prince Paul/Népomuc/General Boum/Baron Grog
5Bonne nuit monsieur bonne nuit Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.05-1

Type: ensembleVoice: B T T Br B S TLanguage: French

Roles: Baron Puck/Prince Paul/Népomuc/General Boum/Baron Grog/Wanda/Fritz
6Au repas come à la bataille Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.08-1

Type: chorusVoice: B T T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Baron Puck/Prince Paul/Népomuc/General Boum/Baron Grog
7Après la victoire Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.02-1

Type: chorusVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess
8C'est moi, Coppélius? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-3

Type: sceneVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse/Hoffmann
9Malheureuse enfant? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.01-2

Type: sceneVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Crespel/Antonia
10Mon enfant! ma fille! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.06

Type: finaleVoice: B S Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Crespel/Antonia/Nicklausse/Hoffmann
11Maintenant je veux, moi? … Ce bal est original Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.04

Type: SceneVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Cupidon
12Ne regarde pas en arrière! Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.06

Type: FinaleVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Cupidon
13Allons, mes fins limiers … Pour attirer du fond de sa retraite Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.06

Type: Recit/AriaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Cupidon
14Scintille diamant Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto
15Cher ange! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.04-2

Type: sceneVoice: B-Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto/Giulietta/Hoffmann
16Ah! c'est un fameux régiment Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Wanda/Baron Puck/Népomuc/General Boum
17J'ai vu le dieu Bacchus Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.03

Type: EnsembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Eurydice
18Il m'a semblé sur mon épaule Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.08

Type: DuetVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Eurydice
19Ah! c'est ainsi! Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.04

Type: DuetVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Eurydice
20En très bon ordre nous partimes Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.02-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz
21Vous pouvez sans terreur Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-5

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

Roles: Fritz/Grand Duchess/Baron Puck/Prince Paul/General Boum/Wanda
22Madame en quatre jours Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.02-2

Type: sceneVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Grand Duchess
23Eh bien, voilà Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-4

Type: spokenVoice: T S T T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Grand Duchess/Népomuc/Prince Paul/General Boum/Baron Puck
24Eh! bien Altesse me voilà Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Grand Duchess/Prince Paul/Baron Puck/Népomuc/General Boum/Baron Grog
25Enfin, nous voilà seuls! Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.05-2

Type: spokenVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Wanda
26Allez, jeunes filles Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Wanda
27Ne devinez-vous pas Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Baron Puck/Prince Paul
28Enfin, j'ai repris le panache Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.10

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

Roles: General Boum/Baron Puck/Prince Paul/Wanda/Fritz/Grand Duchess
29Hou! le vilain soldat Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01g

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Fritz
30A cheval sur la discipline Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-5

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Fritz
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