Operetta by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Opening Night: July 20, 2019
Location: Kongress & TheaterHaus Bad Ischl
Jacques Offenbach revolutionized musical theater with his works in the second half of the 19th century and has since been regarded as the founder of operetta. For the 200th birthday of the composer, the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl takes you back to Paris with the second performance of the season. It will be loved, cheated and danced in the best French way, and of course Offenbach’s famous Can-Can won’t be missing.
With his frivolous operetta PARISIAN LIFE, Jacques Offenbach composed a musical-theatrical monument full of wit and irony to the French capital. The vacationing Swedish baron of Gondremarck and his wife also want to take part in this fun. As soon as they arrive in the City of Love, they are received by someone who is not who he claims to be. What follows is a confusion that makes the human in the French metropolis clearly visible.
PARISIAN LIFE by Jacques Offenbach is a Bad Ischler premiere, the work will be completely re-translated and edited for the Lehár Festival.