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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
31Ah! c'est ainsi! Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.04

Type: DuetVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Eurydice
32Quand j'étais roi de Béotie Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.03-1

Type: AriaVoice: Language: French

Roles: John Styx
33Dis-tu vrai -- Voyez Popularity:

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

Type: sceneVoice: T TLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Spalanzani
34Hou! le vilain soldat Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01g

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Fritz
35Dites lui qu'on l'a reemargue Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/Fritz
36Les faunes Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.05-3

Type: Instrumental/BalletVoice: Language: French

Roles:
37Melodrame IV Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.04-2

Type: InstrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
38Si j'étais roi de Béotie Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.09-1

Type: ChorusVoice: Language: French

Roles:
39Ah! 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
40Portez armes, présentez armes Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.03-1

Type: chorusVoice: Language: French

Roles:
41Melodrame Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
42Sortie des bergers Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-2

Type: InstrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
43Melodrame II Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.07-2

Type: InstrumentalVoice: Language: French

Roles:
44Galop Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.09-4

Type: BalletVoice: Language: French

Roles:
45Voici 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
46Je 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
47Logeons 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
48Madame 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
49A partir de demains alors Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.01-3

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

Roles: General Boum/Grand Duchess/Baron Puck/Népomuc/Prince Paul/Baron Grog
50Viens! À l'Opinion c'est vain qu'on résiste Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.08-3

Type: Finale/SceneVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Public Opinion
51Maintenant je veux, moi? … Ce bal est original Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.04

Type: SceneVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Cupidon
52Cher ange! Popularity:

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

Type: sceneVoice: B-Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto/Giulietta/Hoffmann
53Hélas! Mon coeur s'égare encore! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.06-2

Type: sextetVoice: T B-Br S Mz B TLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Dapertutto/Giulietta/Nicklausse/Peter Schlémil/Pitichinaccio
54Ils vont tous partir pour la guerre Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-1

Type: chorusVoice: Language: French

Roles:
55Bonne 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
56Tzing, tzing, tzing, tzing Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-1

Type: EnsembleVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Morphée
57Frantz! c'est ici! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.02-2

Type: sceneVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
58Voice le sabre de mon père Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Grand Duchess/Wanda/Fritz/Prince Paul/Baron Puck/General Boum
59Ouvrez, ouvrez Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.06-2

Type: sceneVoice: S T B T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Wanda/Fritz/Baron Puck/Prince Paul/General Boum/Baron Grog
60Troisième heure Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.03-4

Type: Instrumental/balletVoice: Language: French

Roles:
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