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Offenbach: Bluebeard / Borowitz, Ohio Light Opera, et al

Album Summary

>Offenbach, Jacques : Barbe-bleue, operetta in 3 acts
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Following the success of Orpheus in the Underworld, none other than Rossini dubbed Offenbach "the Mozart of the Champs-Elysees." After another international triumph, La Belle Helene, 1866 saw the premiere of Bluebeard. Despite being based on a grisly legend, Offenbach produced a ribald comedy tinged with the dark, gothic passions later found in The Tales of Hoffmann. Granted, the buffoonery is mixed with some real terror but all comes out well in the end! This recording marks the Ohio Light Opera’s first performance of this work since 1987, in a very welcome revival featuring a witty English translation by Richard Traubner and all the high spirits and enthusiasm you expect from this marvelous company.


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>Offenbach, Jacques : Barbe-bleue, operetta in 3 acts
  • Performers: Jacob Allen (Baritone); Anthony Buck (Baritone); Betha Christopher (Voice); Michael Denos (Tenor); Sahara Glasener (Voice); Patrick Howle (Bass); Amanda Kingston (Voice); Kemper LeCroy-Florin (Soprano); Jessie Martin (Voice); Kathryn McCreary (Voice); Gary Moss (Baritone); Amanda Opuszynski (Voice); Laura Riggs (Voice)
  • Conductor: Michael Borowitz
  • Ensemble: Ohio Light Opera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta