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OFFENBACH: Vie Parisienne (La) (PAL)


OFFENBACH: Vie Parisienne (La) (PAL)

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La vie parisienne (Paris Life), operetta in 3 acts

Offenbach wrote a hundred lighter stage works before a dramatised version of E.T.A Hoffmann's fantastical love stories, entitled Tales of Hoffmann, gave him the urge to write in large-scale, serious vein. This opera and many of his humorous, ironic and even satirical operettas remain, as ever, on the performance schedules of international music theatres - and first and foremost among these is the amusing musical portrayal of life in the French capital at the time of Napoleon III, La vie parisienne (Paris Life ) of 1866. This opéra bouffe in five acts was first performed on 31 October 1866, at the Théâtre du Palais Royal in Paris.

This production by Opéra Lyon recaptures the long-lost glory of the Belle Époque, which Jacques Offenbach immortalised so unforgettably in La vie parisienne.

Opera bouffe in five acts
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy / Edition by Mario Bois
Orchestra of the Lyon National Opera, Jean-Yves Ossonce
Chorus of the Lyon National Opera, Marco Zambelli
Stage Director: Alan Francon
Cast: Helene Delavault, Claire Wauthion, Isabelle Mazin, Jean-Yves Chatelais,
Jean-Francois Sivadier

Running Time: 159 min
Recording Date: 1991
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle Languages: F, GB, D, SP
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 2, 5
Sel. No. 100 274 PAL
price code: 155 (2 DVD)

Offenbach, Jacques

Halévy, Ludovic; Meilhac, Henri

Ossonce, Jean-Yves

Lyon National Opera Orchestra

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 100274

Barcode: 4006680102740

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Physical Release: 02/2002

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