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Photo: Jörg Landsberg
Lübeck, 1991

Offenbach - Richter

Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui (Richter version) (1861)

(Salon Blumenkohl / Mr Choufleuri’s Salon)
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; new German version (under the title of 'Salon Blumenkohl') by Heinz Baltes and Paul Vasil, arranged for chamber orchestra by Caspar Richter (F,G)

Scoring
2S,T,2bufT,lyrBar,2speaking roles; chorus; 1(=picc).0.1.0-1.1.0.0-timp.perc-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World premiere of version
1/18/1974
Berlin
Company: unknown

Roles

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, guestsTenor, Soprano
Further guests


Time and Place
Paris in the year 1833


Synopsis
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.


Moods
Comic


Subjects
Relationships, Society, Music/Arts






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