Photo: Opéra Théâtre de Metz
Metz 2005, Jean-François Vinciguerra dir.
Offenbach - Keck
Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui (OEK critical edition) (1861)Duration: 60 minutes
Opéra-bouffe in one act
Libretto by M. de Saint Rémy (= A. de Morny), E. L’Epine, Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy; German version (F,G)
2S,T,2bufT,lyrBar,2speaking roles; chorus; 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124-timp.perc-strings.
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.
Présidence du Corps Législatif, Paris
World premiere of version
MC2, Auditorium et Grand Théâtre, Grenoble
Laurent Pelly, director
Conductor: Jérémie Rohrer (Grenoble) / Benjamin Levy (Lyon)
Company: Ensemble Choir and Orchestra of L'Opera de Lyon
|CHOUFLEURI, pensioner||Lyric Baritone|
|ERNESTINE, his daughter||Soubrette Soprano|
|CHRYSODULE BABYLAS, a young composer||Buffo Tenor|
|PETERMANN, Choufleuri's servant||Buffo Tenor|
|Mr and Mrs BALANDARD, guests||Tenor, Soprano (or Tenor)|
Time and Place
Paris in the year 1833
The nouveau riche Choufleuri wants to introduce himself to society by means of a family concert. Ladies and gentlemen from the noblest circles have been invited to listen to a singing performance featuring three celebrated Italians virtuosos who are talked about by the whole city. But at the last moment, not only the best guests, but the singers as well withdraw their participation. Choufleuri is threatened by disaster, when suddenly Babylas, the lover of Choufleuri's daughter Ernestine (unpopular because of his low rank), has a bright idea. The concert will take place, with Babylas, Ernestine and Choufleuri themselves acting as the Italians. The expert audience is taken in by the deception and Babylas is rewarded with the hand of Ernestine.
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