Parisian Life

Jacques Offenbach

Parisian Life premiered on 31 October 1866 at Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris and Offenbach wrote it to the libretto by the well-established creative duo Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy.

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 04 March 2017
  • Age Category From 10 years
  • Libretto:
    Henri Meilhac,
    Ludovic Halévy
    Translation:
    Eva Bezděková
    Musical arrangement:
    Jiří Petrdlík
    Conducted by:
    Jiří Petrdlík,
    Jakub Zicha
    Directed by:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Stage Design:
    Jan Kříž
    Costume:
    Josef Jelínek
    Choreography:
    Petra Parvoničová
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Choirmaster:
    Zdeněk Vimr
    Assistant director:
    Jakub Hliněnský
    Assistant Choreographer:
    Petra Tolašová
    Asistent scénografa:
    Luděk Hora
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Ahmad Hedar,
    Martin Marek
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová
    Prompter:
    Eliška Ulrychová

The operetta depicts life in the city on Seine where a Swedish baron Gondremark arrives with his wife. Both of them really want to enjoy their stay in Paris and each has their own interests. While Baroness craves a visit to the Opera, Baron is looking forward to the famous Parisian ladies. His entertainment is provided by a young man called Raouol de Gardefeu who poses as cicerone and with the help of servants and other characters act as posh Parisian society for the Baron. All this is supported by wit and humour with an appropriate dose of frivolity and naturally fizzy Offenbach's music as real champagne.

Premiere on 4 March 2017 at the Grand Theatre.