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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)
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Intermezzo Popularity:

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

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2Overture Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
3Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Doll Song) Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Olympia
4Belle nuit (Barcarolle) Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Giulietta/Nicklausse
5Elle a fui, la tourterelle Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Antonia
6Scintille diamant Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto
7Vous a t'on dit souvent Popularity:

Opera: Périchole, LaComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles:
8Il m'a semblé Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: S BLanguage: French

Roles:
9C'est l'amour vainqueur Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse
10Si ta presence m'est ravie Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Giulietta
11Overture Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
12O Dieu de quelle ivresse Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
13C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
14Il etait une fois a la cour d'Eisenach Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
15Une poupée aux yeux d'émail Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse
16Jour et nuit je me mets en quatre Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Andrès
17Dans les roles d'amoureux Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf
18On me proposait d'être infàme Popularity:

Opera: Périchole, LaComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
19Conduisez moi vers celui que j'adore Popularity:

Opera: Robinson CrusoéComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
20Wals Popularity:

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

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
21Amis l'amour tendre et reveur Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
22Voyez la sous son éventail Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse
23J'ai des yeux Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf
24Allons courage et confiance Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
25Qui connait donc la souffrance Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
26Venus dit a fortune Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
27Entr'acte Popularity:

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

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
28Ô mon Fritz, que tu m'affliges Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Wanda/Fritz
29Madame en quatre jours Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.02-2

Type: sceneVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Fritz/Grand Duchess
30Pour seduire Alemène la fière Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.09

Type: EnsembleVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Jupiter
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