Music by Jacques Offenbach Original libretto by H. Meilhac and L. Halevy
Composer: Offenbach, Jacques 1819 - 1880
Operatic Society version Music adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer New libretto by John Grimsey and Phil Park
The setting is of Offenbach’s La Périchole (1868) is Lima, the capital of Peru in the 1750s when Peru was a Spanish dominion. To suit the whim of the Viceroy - a great man for the ladies - an attractive street-singer (La Périchole) is brought to court and made a Countess by the simple expedient of marrying her to a newly-titled ‘Count’ who is really her street-singer partner and lover. Good comedy character parts, engaging romantic intrigues, colourful costumes and delightful music - including the celebrated Letter Song.
FLUTE : OBOE : CLARINET I : CLARINET II : BASSOON : HORN I : HORN II : TRUMPET I : TRUMPET II : TROMBONE I : TROMBONE II : PERCUSSION : HARP : 3 VIOLIN I : 2 VIOLIN II : VIOLA : CELLO : BASS
V/S O/S (Libs from Faber)