Category Archives: Opera Rental

GRAND DUCHESS in English

The Comic Opera Guild has now added its recording of the recent production of Offenbach’s THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN to its large archive of operettas in English. Since its inception in 1973, the Guild’s mission has been to make … Continue reading

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LIGHT CAVALRY by Von Suppe

The first recording of Von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry has been issued by the Comic Opera Guild Continue reading

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THE RED MILL’S FAMOUS SONGS

Victor Herbert’s THE RED MILL is one of those lucky Broadway shows, like “Annie Get Your Gun,” in which almost every song became well known. His scores for “Sweethearts” and “Naughty Marietta” also produced a number of hits, but no … Continue reading

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ROBINSON CRUSOE, OFFENBACH

ROBINSON CRUSOE Ann Operetta in Three Acts By Jacques Offenbach English by Thomas Petiet Offenbach’s musical treatment of the famous Defoe story might have languished on the shelf forever had the Guild not seen the potential of editing and adapting … Continue reading

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THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN in English

Operetta in Two Acts English by Thomas Petiet Always one of the composer’s most popular shows in Europe, La Grande Duchesse is a hilarious satire on the military. It has been burdened, however, with a third act that was nearly … Continue reading

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ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

IN 1978, Thomas Petiet wrote a new English version of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld for production by the Comic Opera Guild. This would be his first of a number of translations, inspired by his love of the French recordings … Continue reading

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LA BELLE HELENE in English

La Belle Helene is often referred to as the greatest work by Offenbach after The Tales of Hoffman. It’s easy to see why; the music is full of memorable melodies, and the construction is unexcelled. In addition, it is a … Continue reading

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The Fortune Teller, Victor Herbert, Recording

Victor Herbert is recognized as the Father of the American Musical, but few of his works are heard today, especially complete with dialog and original orchestrations. In 2008, the Comic Opera Guild assembled soloists and a large chorus and orchestra … Continue reading

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