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Orphée aux Enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) FR - 1858
Jacques Offenbach 1819 - 1880 DE 1*
Opéra bouffe : Comic genre of opérette including satire, parody and farce.
Libretto by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy
First performance at Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Salle Choiseul on 21 October 1858
French libretto - German translation
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The world's first operetta, this cynical and satirical piece is still immensely popular today.