La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein - Grand Théâtre de Genève (2014) - La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein - Grand Théâtre de Genève (2014)

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Production of the Grand Théâtre de Genève 

“One couldn’t dream of a more hilarious assault on military vainglory, with all its plumes and braids and paraphernalia.” La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein discharges the full satirical fire-power of Jacques Offenbach’s comic operas on the world of warmongering. In the imaginary Grand Duchy of Gerolstein, plots are hatched, strategies developed and wars are even simulated to satisfy the whims of the Grand Duchess, who is besotted with the manly young soldier Fritz, who unfortunately only has eyes for his fiancée Wanda. With a premiere during the Paris Exhibition of 1867, in the presence of French Emperor Napoleon III, the Prussian King (soon to be Kaiser) Wilhelm and many other royal and political personalities in Paris for the event, La Grande-Duchesse du Gérolstein played to full house after full house, leaving the audience in stitches. With a drum roll and the boom of canons echoing General Boum’s bombastics, Offenbach’s beloved operetta is a fitting conclusion to a year of lyric victories!

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Schedule

December 15, 2014 19:30:00

December 17, 2014 19:30:00

December 19, 2014 19:30:00

December 21, 2014 15:00:00

December 23, 2014 19:30:00

December 26, 2014 19:30:00

December 29, 2014 19:30:00

December 31, 2014 19:30:00

Casting

Ruxandra Donose

Jean-Philippe Lafont

Boris Grappe

Rodolphe Briand

Michel de Souza

Fabio Trümpy

Bénédicte Tauran

Fabrice Farina

Julienne Walker

Marina Lodygensky

Marion Jacquemet

Ahlima Mhamdi

Work's characters list

La Grande-Duchesse

Le général Boum

Le baron Puck

Le prince Paul

Le baron Grog

Fritz, simple soldat

Wanda, la fiancée

Népomuc

Iza

Olga

Amélie

Charlotte

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