Offenbach, Jacques (opera) [Jacob]
- Andrew Lamb
(b Cologne, June 20, 1819; d Paris, Oct 5, 1880). French composer of German origin. He composed some of the most exhilarating and tuneful music ever written; his Les contes d’Hoffmann remains one of the most popular of French operas, though his most significant achievements lie in the field of operetta. His ...