- General info
In his staging of the original version of Offenbach's opera buffa, Alain Francon followed the composer's example in employing a cast of highly talented comic actors rather than singers - with the exception of Helene Delavault who sings the role of the courtesan, Metella.
Coached intensively for the vocal challenge, the actors bring a rich humour and theatricality to this swift-moving tale of trickery and flirtation, in which the gaiety of the Belle Epoque masks the melancholy fatalism ingrained in much of Offenbach's work.
- Hélène Delavault, Claire Wauthion, Isabelle Mazin, Jean-Yves Chatelais, Jean-François Sivadier, Jacques Verzier, Pierre Berriau, Caroline Chaniolleau, Alain Hocine, Nathalie Joly, Ivan Merat-Barboff, Pierre-François Pistorio
- Pierre Cavassilas
- Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy
- Arthaus Musik
- Music & Musicals, Performing Arts
- Release Date:
- Not available for rental
- Run Time:
- 159 minutes
- Dutch, English, French, Spanish
- English, French, German, Spanish
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
- Disc 1:
- Disc 2:
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