Jacques Offenbach

Born 20 June 1819. Died 5 October 1880
Jacques Offenbach
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1819-06-20
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Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach Biography (Wikipedia)

Jacques Offenbach (20 June 1819 – 5 October 1880) was a German-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 Hoffmann 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' 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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Jacques Offenbach
Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)
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Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Jacques Offenbach
Les Larmes De Jacqueline (Harmonies des bois)
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Les Larmes De Jacqueline (Harmonies des bois)
Jacques Offenbach
La vie parisienne (Overture)
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La vie parisienne (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Gaite parisienne (Overture)
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Gaite parisienne (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Gaite parisienne: Vivo - Barcarolle
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Gaite parisienne: Vivo - Barcarolle
Jacques Offenbach
Les Larmes de Jacqueline
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Les Larmes de Jacqueline

Les Larmes de Jacqueline

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Hee-Song Song
Myung-Seon Kye
Jacques Offenbach
Charbonniers et fariniers
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Charbonniers et fariniers
Jacques Offenbach
Les fées du Rhin (Grand valse)
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Les fées du Rhin (Grand valse)
Jacques Offenbach
Recit and duet 'C'est une chanson d'amour' (Antonia and Hoffmann)
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Recit and duet 'C'est une chanson d'amour' (Antonia and Hoffmann)
Jacques Offenbach
Belle nuit (Les contes d'Hoffmann)
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Belle nuit (Les contes d'Hoffmann)
Jacques Offenbach
Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (The Tales of Hoffmann, 'Barcarolle')
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Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (The Tales of Hoffmann, 'Barcarolle')
Jacques Offenbach
Le corbeau et le renard from '6 fables de Lafontaine'
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Le corbeau et le renard from '6 fables de Lafontaine'
Jacques Offenbach
La cigale et la fourmi from '6 fables de Lafontaine'
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La cigale et la fourmi from '6 fables de Lafontaine'
London Mozart Players, Alun Francis (Conductor) & Jacques Offenbach
Christopher Columbus, Act IV: "If this is the Indies what I want to know..."
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Christopher Columbus, Act IV: "If this is the Indies what I want to know..."
Jacques Offenbach
Hell Chorus; Galop (Orpheus in the Underworld)
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Hell Chorus; Galop (Orpheus in the Underworld)
Jacques Offenbach
Belle nuit, O nuit d'amour (The Tales of Hoffmann)
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Belle nuit, O nuit d'amour (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Jacques Offenbach
Valse des rayons (Le papillon)
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Valse des rayons (Le papillon)
Jacques Offenbach
Scintille, diamant! (Tales of Hoffmann)
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Scintille, diamant! (Tales of Hoffmann)
Jacques Offenbach
Orphee aux enfers - operetta in 4 acts i Galop
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Orphee aux enfers - operetta in 4 acts i Galop
Jacques Offenbach
Tales of Hoffmann – Acte I – ‘Les oiseaux dans la charmille’
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Tales of Hoffmann – Acte I – ‘Les oiseaux dans la charmille’

Tales of Hoffmann – Acte I – ‘Les oiseaux dans la charmille’

Performer
Renée Doria (Soprano), Choir and Orchestra of the Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique, André Cluytens (Conductor)
Jacques Offenbach
The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
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The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Jacques Offenbach
Mazurka (Gaîté parisienne)
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Mazurka (Gaîté parisienne)
Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
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Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
Jacques Offenbach
Barcarolle (Les contes d'Hoffmann)
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Barcarolle (Les contes d'Hoffmann)
Jacques Offenbach
La belle Hélène (Overture)
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La belle Hélène (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Overture, La Belle Hélène
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Overture, La Belle Hélène

Overture, La Belle Hélène

Orchestra
RTL Symphony Orchestra
Jacques Offenbach
Duo du Concerto (Orphée aux enfers, Act I, excerpt)
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Duo du Concerto (Orphée aux enfers, Act I, excerpt)
Jacques Offenbach
Galop (Geneviève de Brabant)
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Galop (Geneviève de Brabant)
Jacques Offenbach
Proteger Le Repos
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Proteger Le Repos

Proteger Le Repos

Performer
Alfred Dambrine
Alexis Boyer
Jacques Offenbach
Dallet of the Snowflakes (Voyage to the Moon)
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Dallet of the Snowflakes (Voyage to the Moon)
Johann Strauss II
Strauss Party
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Strauss Party
Jacques Offenbach
Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)
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Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)

Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)

Orchestra
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
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Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld - Concert Overture
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Orpheus in the Underworld - Concert Overture
Jacques Offenbach
Les Oiseaux dans la charmille - The Doll's Song
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Les Oiseaux dans la charmille - The Doll's Song
Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)
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Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Orphée aux enfers (Concert Overture)
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Orphée aux enfers (Concert Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Gaîté Parisienne
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Gaîté Parisienne
Jacques Offenbach
L'Ile de Tulipatan - Overture
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L'Ile de Tulipatan - Overture
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