The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by Jacques Offenbach
Original French Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
English Translation by Richard Traubner

Show Description:
Few artists stand as tall above their field as does Jacques Offenbach above French operetta. Following his ground-breaking Orpheus in the Underworld in 1858, he teamed in the mid-1860s with librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy to produce six shows - La belle Helene, Bluebeard, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, La vie Parisienne, La Perichole, and The Brigands - that remain among the greatest of all French operettas. La vie Parisienne, featuring Offenbach at his most effervescent, is the zany tale of a pair of Parisian wannabe bon vivants Gardefeu and Bobinet, who, having failed in their attempts to woo the cocotte Metella, turn their attentions to the visiting Swedish Baroness de Gondremarck. Her husband, the Baron, seeking a fun Parisian holiday, arrives with a letter of introduction to Metella. All wind up at a jolly party at Gardefeu's home, which the naive visiting royalty have been led to believe is a hotel. Offenbach's first attempt at a full-length domestic operetta comedy, the score teems with waltzes, patter songs, ensembles, and a most recognizable can-can.

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July 13 - August 10

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