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Yon, Jean-Claude – Offenbach and Spain




From the CD-Book Maître Péronilla de Jacques Offenbach (collection Opéra français, Palazzetto Bru Zane, 2019).

Born in Cologne, but a naturalised French citizen and extremely attached to his adopted country, whose spirit is so well reflected in his music, Jacques Offenbach was nevertheless, like all great creators, a universal and timeless artist. From antiquity to the contemporary period, his catalogue of works depicts every era and a wide variety of places, from Greece to Paris, from Germany to Italy. But Offenbachian geography honours one country in particular: Spain. This special attraction for the Iberian Peninsula (even though Portugal is ignored) is accounted for by reasons at once personal, theatrical and musical.

    Person - 1
  • OFFENBACH, Jacques (1819-1880)
  • Works - 4
  • Bavards, Les (Nuitter / Offenbach)
  • Deux Aveugles, Les (Moinaux / Offenbach)
  • Maître Péronilla (Jacques Offenbach)
  • Périchole, La (Meilhac & L. Halévy / Offenbach)