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Ba-ta-clanlocked

  • Andrew Lamb

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Chinoiserie musicale in one act by Jacques Offenbach to a libretto by Ludovic Halévy ; Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens (Salle Choiseul), 29 December 1855.

A lighthearted piece of nonsense, the work opened the winter (later permanent) home of the Bouffes-Parisiens in the Passage Choiseul. It parodies Bellini in a mock-Italian quartet, ‘Morto! Morto! Infamio! Infamio! Morto!’, and also Meyerbeer’s ...

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