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.

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.