Jacques Offenbach
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1819-06-20
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Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach Biography (Wikipedia)

Jacques Offenbach (,,, (listen); 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
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein: Act I (finale)
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La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein: Act I (finale)

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Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)
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Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
O mon cher amant (La Perichole)
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O mon cher amant (La Perichole)
Jacques Offenbach
Les Contes d'Hoffmann; Barcarolle (Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour)
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Les Contes d'Hoffmann; Barcarolle (Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour)
Jacques Offenbach
Gaite parisienne (Overture)
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Gaite parisienne (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)
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Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)

Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)

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Music Arranger
Ensemble
Frankie Carle & His Sunrise Serenaders
Jacques Offenbach
Die Rheinnixen: Overture
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Die Rheinnixen: Overture
Jacques Offenbach
Cello Duo No. 1 in B flat - 1st mvt
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Cello Duo No. 1 in B flat - 1st mvt
Jacques Offenbach
La vie parisienne (Overture)
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La vie parisienne (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
La belle Hélène (Overture)
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La belle Hélène (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld - overture
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Orpheus in the Underworld - overture
Jacques Offenbach
Pourtant, O Ma Fiancée (Les contes d'Hoffmann, act 3)
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Pourtant, O Ma Fiancée (Les contes d'Hoffmann, act 3)
Jacques Offenbach
C'est Une Chanson D'amour (Les contes d'Hoffmann, act 3)
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C'est Une Chanson D'amour (Les contes d'Hoffmann, act 3)
Jacques Offenbach
Duo de la Mouche (Orphee aux Enfers, Act 3 No.24)
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Duo de la Mouche (Orphee aux Enfers, Act 3 No.24)
Jacques Offenbach
C'est le ciel qui m'envoie (La Belle Helene, Act 2)
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C'est le ciel qui m'envoie (La Belle Helene, Act 2)
Jacques Offenbach
Tu n'es pas beau ... Je t'adore (La Perichole, Act 3)
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Tu n'es pas beau ... Je t'adore (La Perichole, Act 3)
Jacques Offenbach
Ba-ta-clan: Le Ba-ta-clan et Final
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Ba-ta-clan: Le Ba-ta-clan et Final

Ba-ta-clan: Le Ba-ta-clan et Final

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Raymond Amade
Huguette Boulangeot
René Terrasson
Rémy Corazza
Orchestra
Orchestre Jean-Francois Paillard
Choir
Chorale Philippe Caillard
Jacques Offenbach
La Périchole (Overture)
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La Périchole (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
La belle Hélène (Overture)
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La belle Hélène (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach
Harmonies des bois, Op. 76 - 2, Jacqueline's Tears
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Harmonies des bois, Op. 76 - 2, Jacqueline's Tears
Jacques Offenbach
Orphée aux Enfers - Ouverture
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Orphée aux Enfers - Ouverture
Jacques Offenbach
Là vrai, je ne suis pas coupable (La Belle Hélène)
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Là vrai, je ne suis pas coupable (La Belle Hélène)
Jacques Offenbach
La Perichole (opening)
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La Perichole (opening)
Jacques Offenbach
Suite du Finale "Mon Dieu !... que de cérémonie !..." (La Périchole)
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Suite du Finale "Mon Dieu !... que de cérémonie !..." (La Périchole)
Jacques Offenbach
Duetto du mariage "Je dois vous prévenir, madame" (La Périchole)
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Duetto du mariage "Je dois vous prévenir, madame" (La Périchole)
Jacques Offenbach
Suite du Finale "Ah ! les autres étaient bien gris" (La Périchole)
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Suite du Finale "Ah ! les autres étaient bien gris" (La Périchole)
Jacques Offenbach
Couplets de la griserie "Ah ! quel dîner je viens de faire !" (La Périchole)
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Couplets de la griserie "Ah ! quel dîner je viens de faire !" (La Périchole)
Jacques Offenbach
Finale: "Oh ! là ! hé !... holà ! de là-bas"(La Périchole)
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Finale: "Oh ! là ! hé !... holà ! de là-bas"(La Périchole)
Jacques Offenbach
Couplets de la lettre "Ô mon cher amant, je te jure" (La Périchole)
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Couplets de la lettre "Ô mon cher amant, je te jure" (La Périchole)
Jacques Offenbach
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Act 3 (extract)
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Les contes d'Hoffmann: Act 3 (extract)
Jacques Offenbach
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Act 1 (extract)
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Les contes d'Hoffmann: Act 1 (extract)
Jacques Offenbach
La jolie parfumeuse: Act 2, 'Air de Polacca'
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La jolie parfumeuse: Act 2, 'Air de Polacca'
Jacques Offenbach
La Jolie Parfumeuse: Act 2, 'Pardieu!'
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La Jolie Parfumeuse: Act 2, 'Pardieu!'
Jacques Offenbach
La Jolie Parfumeuse (Act 1, 'Je Peins, Je Crayonne')
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La Jolie Parfumeuse (Act 1, 'Je Peins, Je Crayonne')
Jacques Offenbach
La Belle Hélène: Act 2, No 11
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La Belle Hélène: Act 2, No 11
Jacques Offenbach
Les belles américaines
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Les belles américaines
Jacques Offenbach
La Vie Parisienne: Act 2 (opening)
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La Vie Parisienne: Act 2 (opening)
Jacques Offenbach
American Eagle Waltz
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American Eagle Waltz
Jacques Offenbach
Vert-Vert: Overture
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Vert-Vert: Overture
Jacques Offenbach
La boulangerie à des écus ('Ce qu' j'ai?')
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La boulangerie à des écus ('Ce qu' j'ai?')
Jacques Offenbach
La Périchole: Act 3 scene 2 (extract)
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La Périchole: Act 3 scene 2 (extract)

La Périchole: Act 3 scene 2 (extract)

Singer
Bernd Könnes
Marcus Günzel
Jessica Glatte
Elke Kottmair
Tanjo Höft
Conductor
Jacques Offenbach
La Périchole: Act 1 No 7, 'The letter'
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La Périchole: Act 1 No 7, 'The letter'
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