Tales of Offenbach

Opera della Luna bring two outrageous operas in one crazy evening
  • £16.50 - £29.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
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  • Storyhouse Theatre

Part of: Autumn Season

Croquefor, or The Last of the Paladins
Music: Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Adolphe Jaime & Etienne Trefeu
First performance: Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, February 12, 1857
New English Version: Jeff Clarke – First performance July 23 2016

Croquefer has imprisoned the daughter of his arch-rival: Mousse-a-Mort, with whom he has been at war for 23 years. Despite having lost most of his body parts, including his tongue, at the Crusades, Mousse-a-Mort is determined to fight one last battle to save his daughter. Their bloody final fight-to-the-death can only be prevented by the deft interference of Croquefer’s housekeeper, who – laxative in hand – was last seen heading over to the castle’s water supply…

 

L’ile de Tulipatan
Music: Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Henri Chivot & Alfred Duru
First performance: Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens September 13 1868
New English Version: Jeff Clarke – First performance July 23 2016

On the island of Tulipatan, King Cacatois XXII is unaware that his only son and heir, Alexis, is in fact biologically, his daughter. Knowing how desperate he was for a son, the doctors concealed the child’s true sex from the king, who has now grown increasingly despairing of his son’s gentle disposition. Coincidentally, in order to avoid her child being conscripted into the army, the wife of the King’s Field Marshall has also lied to her husband about their daughter, who is in fact, a boy. How extraordinary it would be if these two bizarrely brought-up children were to meet and somehow fall in love…

 

Group discounts and a limited number of concessions for people aged under 26 are available for this event
Standby tickets will be released on the day and be bookable in Storyhouse

Duration

Approx 120 mins

Season Autumn Season
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