Fifty-five. This is the number of productions of major operas of Jacques Offenbach’s identified in the world by the website Operabase, presented between now and the end of 2019. Fifty-five… five times more than for each of the two French composers who will be celebrated in 2019: Francis Poulenc, born in 1899, and Hector Berlioz died in 1869!

An overwhelming majority that could be attributed to the density of the work of the one that we nicknamed the “little Mozart of the Champs-Élysées”. Composer of more than 670 opus, of which 120 referred to theatre, Offenbach surclasserait quantity of the genius of Salzburg. However, “we are content too often to play the same titles,” says Alexandre Dratwicki, scientific director of the Palazzetto Bru Zane, centre de musique romantique française based in Venice. A trend that could reverse in favor of darwin’s bicentenary.

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