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Composer: Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)

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BudapestDie Rheinnixen (The Rhine Nixies)New production

Die Rheinnixen (The Rhine Nixies)
Offenbach: Rhine Fairies, The (Les Fées du Rhin)
Gergely Kesselyák; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; Gergely Zöldy; Csaba Szegedi; Boldizsár László

TokyoLes Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Sébastien Rouland; Philippe Arlaud; New National Theatre; Andrea Uhmann; Dmitry Korchak; Yoko Yasui

KasselClassic Night

Bernstein, Offenbach, Bizet, Mozart, Korngold, Puccini, Gershwin, Williams
Orchester des Staatstheaters Kassel; Joakim Unander

RoeselareMéli Mélo Mon Dieu!

Méli Mélo Mon Dieu!
Bovet, Normand, Ganne, Poulenc, Niquet, Capelletti, Borel-Clerc, Satie, Monnot, Trenet, Lai, Barbara, Offenbach, Lemarque, Straus, Calvi, Betti
Hervé Niquet; Flemish Radio Choir; Musicians from the Brussels Philharmonic

BerlinBluebeardNew Production

© Jan Windszus
Offenbach: Barbe-bleue
Clemems Flick; Stefan Herheim; Komische Oper Berlin; Christof Hetzer; Esther Bialas
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Oper Köln's delightful Orpheus enraptures all ages

Maria Isabel Segarra (Eurydice) and Matthias Hoffmann (Aristeus/Pluto) © Matthias Jung
Oper Köln’s Orpheus in the Underworld proved age accessibility must not sacrifice humour and musical integrity. The tight ensemble piece was superbly acted and well-sung throughout.
****1
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Play on the Parisian profile: Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne

La Vie parisienne © Thomas Entzeroth
“Eat, dance, sing, and afterwards make love” was the motto for Parisian life, and their pursuit made up the greater part of this performance.
***11
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Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

Vittorio Grigòlo (Hoffmann) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Bartlett Sher's production of The Tales of Hoffmann, revived at The Met, takes a Kafka-esque, surreal view of the opera.
****1
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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
***11
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Orpheus in the political underworld in Prague

Josef Moravec (Orphée) and Jana Sibera (Eurydice) © Hana Smejkalová
Prague's National Theater wraps its season with a wickedly funny revival of Offenbach's audacious operetta.
****1
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