After 40 years of success and battles in Paris, of hard work and sumptuous parties, Offenbach, saddled with debts, embarked on a tour between New York and Philadelphia. The year was 1876. The discovery of the new continent was a revelation. His European status reminded him of his Rhenish culture, recalls childhood memories and awakens his political thoughts.
With the American orchestra praising him and singing his most famous tunes, Offenbach was already secretly thinking about his last composition... The Tales of Hoffmann!
But before he could compose this last opus, Offenbach reviewed with his orchestra and singers an artistic life rich in burlesque and political situations at the end of the 19th century.
This lyrical journey through Offenbach's work reveals a more intimate side to the famous French composer from Germany.
Ju In Yoon
Opéra national de Lorraine Orchestra and Chorus
Opéra de Reims
Opéra national de Lorraine
Venue Cinéma Caméo Saint-Sébastien
Film in French
Free (subject to availability)