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La Vie Parisienne

Composer: Jacques Offenbach. Words: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy

Productions

Paris, 1866
London, 1872
Sadler's Wells, 1961
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1964, Sadler's Wells Opera

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Paris
First performance: 31st October 1866

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London
First performance: 30th March 1872

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
First performance: 24th May 1961

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Saturday 11th January 1964
Sadler's Wells Opera.
English version: Geoffrey Dunn. Conductor: Alexander Faris.
Producer: Wendy Toye. Designer: Malcolm Pride.
Lighting: Charles Bristow.

CharacterPlayed By
Raoul de GardefeuEmile Belcourt
Bobinet, his friend, heir to his aunt, the Dowager Duchess, Madame de Quimper-KaradecJohn Chorley
Metella, a cocotteCatherine Wilson
Gontran, an elderly Cabinet MinisterArthur Thelwell
Joseph, formerly Raoul's valet, now a guideRobert Eddie
Baron Gondremarck, of StockholmEric Shilling
Baroness Christina, his wifeHeather Begg
The BrazilianStanley Bevan
Alphonse, Raoul's butlerGwilym Lloyd
Frick, a bootmakerDavid Barrett
Gabrielle, a glovemakerIris Kells
Pauline, a lady's maid at the Quimper-Karadec PalacePatricia Jackson
Claire, Niece to the head porter at the Quimper-Karadec PalaceDiana Chadwick
Louise, Niee to the head porter at the Quimper-Karadec PalaceJane Whitehead
Prosper, Servant at the Quimper-Karadec PalaceLouis Browne
Patrice, Servant at the Quimper-Karadec PalaceEric Stannard
Alfred, head waiter at the Café AnglaisPeter Tracey

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