Tag Archives: Offenbach

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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HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE IMPRESSES

Comic Opera Guild’s spring production was a hilarious pastiche by COG founder Tom Petiet, with music by the father of operetta Jacques Offenbach. Not content to have produced many of the composer’s greatest hits, including La Belle Helene, La Vie … 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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