and His Operettas
was born in Deutz in 1819 and died in Paris in 1880. He was a German/French
composer, conductor and cellist.
highlights of his life included his Paris Conservatory studies (1833-1837),
participating as a cellist in the Opéra-Comique orchestra
(after his conservatory studies), and conducting the Théâtre
was very prolific. In 1853, his operetta composing journey commenced
and he wrote about ninety operettas in the span of approximately
twenty-five years! His most famous work is The Tales of Hoffmann.
Other works of note include La belle Hélène (1864),
and Orpheus in the Underworld (1858, but revised in 1874).
Amazing Offenbach Fact
Tales of Hoffmann, in its revised version that was produced after
Offenbach’s death, was chiefly orchestrated by Guiraud.