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List of Jacques Offenbach Operas

List of popular Jacques Offenbach operas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Jacques Offenbach operas list includes the names of all Jacques Offenbach operas, so if you're an opera lover you might recognize many of these historic operas. This famous Jacques Offenbach operas list contains various bits of information, such as what language they were composed in and what genre the popular Jacques Offenbach opera falls under. There are a lot of well-known Jacques Offenbach operas out there so this list is a great way to learn about the ones you haven't heard of before.

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  • Ba-ta-clan is a "chinoiserie musicale" in one act with music by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Ludovic Halévy. It was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Paris, ...more
  • Bagatelle is a one-act opéra-comique by Jacques Offenbach, with a French libretto by Hector Crémieux and Ernest Blum. It was first produced on 21 May 1874 at Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens under the ...more
  • Barbe-bleue is an opéra bouffe, or operetta, in three acts by Jacques Offenbach to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on Charles Perrault's 1697 story.
  • Daphnis et Chloé is a one-act opérette by Jacques Offenbach. The libretto was by Clairville and Jules Cordier, based on the story of Daphnis and Chloe. The origin is the novel by Longus adapted as a ...more
  • Geneviève de Brabant is an opéra bouffe, or operetta, by Jacques Offenbach, first performed in Paris in 1859. The plot is based on the medieval legend of Genevieve of Brabant. For the 1867 version a ...more
  • L'île de Tulipatan is an opéra bouffe, in one act by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru. It was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, ...more
  • La belle Hélène, opéra bouffe in three acts, is an operetta by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. The operetta parodies the story of Helen's ...more
  • La bonne d'enfant is an opérette bouffe, in one act by Jacques Offenbach to a French libretto by Eugène Bercioux. It was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Paris on 14 October ...more
  • La fille du tambour-major is an opéra comique, or operetta, in three acts by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Alfred Duru and Henri Charles Chivot. The title is an allusion to ...more
  • La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein is an opéra bouffe, in three acts and four tableaux by Jacques Offenbach to an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. The story is a satirical ...more
  • La jolie parfumeuse is an opéra comique in three acts of 1873 with music by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was by Hector Crémieux and Ernest Blum.
  • La Périchole is an opéra bouffe in three acts by Jacques Offenbach. Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy wrote the French-language libretto based on the 1829 one act play Le carrosse du Saint-Sacrement ...more
  • La vie parisienne is an opéra bouffe, or operetta, composed by Jacques Offenbach, with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. This work was Offenbach's first full-length piece to portray ...more
  • Le mariage aux lanternes is an opérette in one act by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Michel Carré and Léon Battu. It was first performed at the Salle Choiseul, Théâtre des ...more
  • Le pont des soupirs is an opéra bouffe set in Venice, by Jacques Offenbach, first performed in Paris in 1861. The French libretto was written by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy. Plays, including ...more
  • Les brigands is an opéra bouffe, or operetta, by Jacques Offenbach to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Meilhac and Halévy's libretto lampoons both serious and light theatre. The ...more
  • The Tales of Hoffmann is an opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Hoffmann is the protagonist in ...more
  • Les deux aveugles is an 1855 one-act French bouffonerie musicale by Jacques Offenbach. The libretto was written by Jules Moinaux and was a condensation of his 3-act Les musiciens ambulants. The ...more
  • M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le... is an opéra bouffe, or operetta, in one act by Jacques Offenbach and the Duc de Morny. The French libretto is also credited to Morny, though Ludovic Halévy, ...more
  • Madame Favart is an opéra comique, or operetta, in three acts by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Alfred Duru and Henri Charles Chivot.
  • Orphée aux enfers, whose title translates from the French as Orpheus in the Underworld, is an opéra bouffon, or opéra féerie in its revised version. Its score was composed by Jacques Offenbach to a ...more
  • Robinson Crusoé is an opéra comique, or operetta, by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Eugène Cormon and Hector-Jonathan Crémieux, which was loosely adapted from the novel ...more