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Offenbach - Keck: La Vie parisienne (OEK critical edition) (Pariser Leben) (1866/67/73) 180'
Opéra-bouffe in five or four acts

Music Text

Deutsch

Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy; original German version by Karl Treumann; new German version by Stefan Troßbach; new English version by Richard Duployen (F,G,E)

Scoring

6S,2M,7T,B; speaking roles; chorus; 2(II=picc).1.2.1-2.2.1.0-timp.perc-strings; Viennese orchestration: 2.2.2.2-4.2.3.0-timp.perc-strings

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World Premiere

31/10/1866
Palais-Royal, Paris
unknown

World premiere of version

31/03/2001
Vasan Theatre, Stockholm
Edmund Gleede / Hakan Bjerking, director / Royal Swedish Opera / Peter Schmelzer

Recommended Recording

Fouchécourt / Bou / Garcia / Naouri / Callahan / Wesseling
Sebastien Rouland, cond. / directed by Laurent Pelly (Opéra de Lyon, 2007)
EMI/Virgin DVD 6525112

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