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La Vie Parisienne (Lyon National Opera)
La Vie Parisienne (Lyon National Opera)

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Item #:  D0057
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 161 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031005792
ISBN: 0-7697-0057-8

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Jaques Offenbach's opera is a swift-moving pageant of characters and events capturing the spirit of Paris in the 1860's. Alain Francon's production spills onto the stage complete with a steam train, the carnival stories of servants disguised as their masters, trollops masquerading as society ladies, the decent bourgeoisie and the salt of the earth workers.

Francon, aided by a splendid cast whose singing is matched by their comedic acting, captures the helter skelter vision of Offenbach as he spins a fevered and delightful illusion, giving the audience no breathing space, not ime to reflect on its ephemeral and fragile nature. Underlying the frenetic, mad pursuit of fun and pleasure is the quality which is ingrained in all of Offenbach's work - the melancholy of the morning after the party when all that remains is the lees of the wine and the memory of passing joy.


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Cast & Crew

Helene Delavault
Clair Wauthion
Isabelle Mazin
Jean-Yves Chatelais
Jean-Francois Sivadier

Chorus of the Lyon National Opera

Chorus Master: Marco Zambelli

Orchestra of the Lyon National Opera
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce

Direction: Jean-Pierre Brossmann and Louis Erlo
Stage Director: Alain Fracon
Sets: Carlo Tommasi
Costumes: Patricia Cauchetier
Lighting: Joel Hourbeigt
Dramatist: Michel Vittoz
Choreography: Caroline Marcade
Video Director: Pierre Cavassilas
President: Reymond Barre
Directeur administratif et financier: Jacques Hedouin

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