- (1819-80)French composer, of German origin. He was the son of a Cologne cantor. He became the conductor of the Theatre Francais in Paris. He composed over a hundred operettas including The Tales of Hoffman.
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OFFENBACH, JACQUES — (1819–1880), French composer of comic operas and operettas. Born in Cologne, Offenbach was the son of isaac offenbach . At the age of 14 young Jacob, as he was then called, was sent to study the cello at the Paris Conservatoire, but after a year … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Offenbach, Jacques — orig. Jacob Offenbach born June 20, 1819, Cologne died Oct. 5, 1880, Paris, France German born French composer. Son of a cantor, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire but had to leave for lack of funds. He first wrote theatre music as conductor… … Universalium
Offenbach, Jacques — (1819 1880) composer of German origin, Jacques offenbach was born in Cologne, the son of a cantor. He studied the cello at the Paris Conservatory, became a cellist, and, in 1855, opened his own theater, the Bouffes Parisiens. Beginning in… … France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present
Offenbach, Jacques — ► (1819 80) Compositor francés. Autor de Orfeo en los infiernos (1858) y La bella Helena (1864). * * * orig. Jacob Offenbach (20 jun. 1819, Colonia–5 oct. 1880, París, Francia). Compositor francés de origen alemán. Hijo de un cantor, estudió en… … Enciclopedia Universal
Offenbach, Jacques — (1819–80) Composer. The son of a German cantor, Offenbach became the conductor of the Théâtre Français in Paris. He composed over a hundred operettas, marked by gay music and light social satire. The most famous of them was The Tales of… … Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament
Offenbach,Jacques — Of·fen·bach (ôʹfən bäk , ŏfʹən , ô fĕn bäkʹ), Jacques. 1819 1880. French composer noted for his operettas and the opera Tales of Hoffman (first performed 1881). * * * … Universalium
OFFENBACH, JACQUES — a musical composer, born at Cologne, of Jewish parents, creator of the opera bouffe; was the author of La Belle Hélène, Orphée aux Enfers, La Grande Duchesse, Madame Favart, &c. (1810 1880) … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Offenbach, Jacques — (1819–1880) German born French composer; born Jakob Eberst … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
Offenbach — Offenbach, Jacques … Enciclopedia Universal
Jacques Offenbach — Offenbach in the 1860s Jacques Offenbach (20 June 1819 – 5 October 1880) was a Prussian born French composer, cellist and impresario. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The Tales of Hoffmann … Wikipedia