La Vie Parisienne

from Jacques Offenbach


La vie parisienne
opera bouffe in four (originally five) acts

Libretto

Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Premiere

31 October 1866, Paris /Théatre du Palais Royale)

Cast

BARON VOB GONDREMARC (baritone)
BARONIN CHRISTINE (soprano)
RAOUL DE GARDEFEU (tenor)
BOBINET (tenor)
CONTRAN (speaking role)
METELLA (mezzo-soprano)
JEAN FRICK (baritone)
GABRIELE (soprano)
POMPA DI MATADORES (baritone)
MADAME QUIMPER KARADEC (contralto)
MADAME FOLLE-VERDURE (mezzo-soprano)
JOSEPH PARTOUT (speaking role)
URBAIN (tenor)
JOSEPH (tenor)
ALFONSE (baritone)
PAULINE (soprano)

Reisende, Eisenbahnbeamte, Gepäckträger, Handwerker,
Putzmacherinnen, Gäste und Kellner

Place

Paris

Time

1866, time of the world-exhibition

Composer

Offenbach, Jacques