Classical composers similar to or like Jacques Offenbach

German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the Romantic period. Wikipedia

  • Paris during the Second Empire

    The largest city in continental Europe and a leading center of finance, commerce, fashion, and the arts. Greatly enlarged, to its present boundaries, through the annexation of eleven surrounding communes and the subsequent creation of eight new arrondissements. Wikipedia

  • Georges Bizet

    French composer of the Romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. Wikipedia

  • Camille Saint-Saëns

    French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third ("Organ") Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886). Wikipedia

  • French opera

    One of Europe's most important operatic traditions, containing works by composers of the stature of Rameau, Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Messiaen. Many foreign-born composers have played a part in the French tradition as well, including Lully, Gluck, Salieri, Cherubini, Spontini, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi and Offenbach. Wikipedia

  • Hector Berlioz

    French Romantic composer and conductor. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette and the "dramatic legend" La Damnation de Faust. Wikipedia

  • Charles Gounod

    French composer. He wrote twelve operas, of which the most popular has always been Faust (1859); his Roméo et Juliette (1867) also remains in the international repertory. Wikipedia

  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    French Romantic composer and pianist. His bourgeois family did not approve of a musical career for him, and he studied law in Paris and then worked as a civil servant until the age of thirty-nine while immersing himself in the modernist artistic life of the French capital and composing in his spare time. Wikipedia

  • Ludovic Halévy

    French author and playwright, best known for his collaborations with Henri Meilhac on Georges Bizet's Carmen and on the works of Jacques Offenbach. Born in Paris. Wikipedia

  • France

    Country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. Wikipedia

  • César Franck

    Composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life. Born at Liège, in what is now Belgium . Wikipedia

  • Michel Sénéchal

    French tenor, particularly associated with French and Italian character roles in a repertory ranging from Baroque to contemporary works. Born in Paris and sang as a child in a church choir in Taverny. Wikipedia

  • Henri Meilhac

    French dramatist and opera librettist, best known for his collaborations with Ludovic Halévy on Georges Bizet's Carmen and on the works of Jacques Offenbach, as well as Jules Massenet's Manon. Born in the 1st arrondissement of Paris in 1830. Wikipedia

  • List of Romantic-era composers. Purely chronological, and also includes a substantial number of composers, especially those born after 1860, whose works cannot be conveniently classified as "Romantic". Wikipedia

  • Johannes Brahms

    German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Wikipedia

  • List of major opera composers

    This list provides a guide to opera composers, as determined by their presence on a majority of compiled lists of significant opera composers. (See the "Lists Consulted" section for full details.) The composers run from Jacopo Peri, who wrote the first ever opera in late 16th century Italy, to John Adams, one of the leading figures in the contemporary operatic world. Wikipedia

  • Oscar Hammerstein I

    German-born businessman, theater impresario, and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. Wikipedia

  • Gabriel Fauré

    French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. One of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Wikipedia

  • Les deux aveugles

    1855 one-act French bouffonerie musicale (operetta) by Jacques Offenbach. Written by Jules Moinaux and was a condensation of his 3-act Les musiciens ambulants. Wikipedia

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. Wikipedia

  • Robert Stoepel

    German-born American composer and conductor. His compositions include Hiawatha, a symphony for orchestra and vocal soloists, as well as incidental music for plays, piano works, songs, and several operas. Wikipedia

  • Jules Massenet

    French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). Wikipedia

  • Sarah Bernhardt

    French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils; Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Wikipedia

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan

    French-Jewish composer and virtuoso pianist. At the height of his fame in the 1830s and 1840s he was, alongside his friends and colleagues Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, among the leading pianists in Paris, a city in which he spent virtually his entire life. Wikipedia

  • Pauline Viardot

    Leading nineteenth-century French mezzo-soprano, pedagogue, and composer of Spanish descent. Born Michelle Ferdinande Pauline García, her name appears in various forms. Wikipedia

  • Émile Paladilhe

    French composer of the late romantic period. Born in Montpellier. Wikipedia

  • Ernest Guiraud

    French composer and music teacher born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Best known for writing the traditional orchestral recitatives used for Bizet's opera Carmen and for Offenbach's opera Les contes d'Hoffmann . Wikipedia

  • Paris in the Belle Époque

    Period in the history of the city between the years 1871 to 1914, from the beginning of the Third French Republic until the First World War. It saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Métro, the completion of the Paris Opera, and the beginning of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre. Wikipedia

  • Ferdinand Thieriot

    German composer of Romantic music and cellist. Born in Hamburg. Wikipedia

  • Franz Schubert

    Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music. Wikipedia

  • French composer and pianist. Originally Alsatian family, Ketterer became a student at the Paris Conservatoire in his early youth, where he studied with Antoine François Marmontel. Wikipedia


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