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As Falsacappa, the brigand chieftain, notes: Les brigands has a more substantial plot than many Offenbach operettas and integrates the songs more completely into the story. The forces of law and order are represented by the bumbling schhillerwho always arrive too late to capture the thieves, and whose exaggerated attire delighted the Parisian audience during the premiere.

In addition to policemen, financiers receive satiric treatment.

The satire is a pretext for joyful musical romps and the frequent Italian and Spanish rhythms are more real than in real life; “Soyez pitoyables” is a true canonand each act grigands is a well-developed whole. The piece achieved great success as the Second Empire came to an end. Only the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in the following months achiller audience enthusiasm. The work was soon popular around Europe and beyond: The piece was translated in three acts as The Brigands by English dramatist W.

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Its British premiere was on 2 September at the Theatre Royal, Plymouthsoon transferring to the Avenue Theatre in London, beginning 16 Septemberrunning for about 16 nights until 12 October. Maur [13] as Fiametta. Gilbert was displeased with his own work, which he had created merely to secure the British copyright, and he attempted to prevent its performance in London, without success.

Many of the characters and situations in the piece are echoed later in Gilbert schilller Sullivan ‘s The Pirates of Penzance and The Gondoliers.

An earlier English version by H. Leigh was presented at the Globe Theatre in London under the name Falsacappabeginning on 13 September This version had also been given an performance in London. A wild rocky place The brigands schipler at dawn, but some of them complain to Falsacappa that they cannot live properly on the rewards of their work.

He promises an imminent and profitable venture. The marriage of the Schiler of Grenade with the Duc de Mantoue has been announced, and the band will be there. His daughter Fiorella has fallen for the young farmer Fragoletto, whose farm the gang recently raided, and she is beginning to have doubts about their calling.


Fragoletto is brought in by some of the brigands, not unwillingly, as he asks for Fiorella’s hand, and to join the band. Falsacappa agrees on condition that Fragoletto prove himself. He — fascinated by her — has lost his way. Fragoletto arrives with an intercepted message about the union of the Duke and the Princess of Granada, setting out the promise to the Spaniards of a large dowry instead of the debt owed to them.

Falsacappa frees the messenger, replacing the princess’s portrait in the briefcase with that of his daughter. Fragoletto has earned his place in the band; as the gang celebrate their new member they hear the sound of the boots of the carabinieri approaching, but they pass by without noticing the schilldr, and the brigands resume their celebration of their plans.

An inn on the frontier The Mantuan delegation is heading for Pipo’s inn on the border of Italy and Spain on the road from Granada to Mantua. Posing as beggars the bandits come to the inn; brigamds quickly overwhelm the hotel staff horrified to be victims of the infamous Falsacappa.

The band plan to disguise themselves as cooks and waiters; then, when the Mantuans arrive, they will capture them in turn and re-disguise themselves as Mantuans, so that when the Granadans arrive they will surprise them, don their clothes and hasten to the Mantuan court to present Fiorella as the princess whose associate Pietro in disguise is worth three millions.

Fiorella claims her reward: When the Mantuan party arrive, led by the Baron de Campotasso briganes accompanied by the carabinieri they fall into the trap, but the brigands have little time to switch clothes again before the Granadan delegation reaches the inn.

Gloria-Cassis asks about the three million payment but then Fragoletto and Fiorella as the innkeeper and his lover enter.

The Granadans become confused when told to retire to bed at two in the afternoon but do as they are told. Once out of their clothes, the brigands go for them for the next disguise. However the innkeeper escapes his bonds and cries for help, brigandw the brigands prevail over the carabinieri who, locked in the cellars, have helped themselves to the wine.


The brigands briganfs off towards Mantua. A great hall at the court of Mantua The Duke is taking advantage of his last hours before marriage bidding farewell to his mistresses. The portrait he has received of his bride reminds him of the peasant girl who assisted him in the lex and for whom he has been searching ever since. The Duke is also keen to pay off his debt of three million little knowing that his treasurer Antonio has been spending the ducal money on women of his own.

When the fake Granadan delegation arrives led by Falsacappa, the Duke is delighted to see Fiorella again, and she recognizes him as the stranger lost in the mountains. Fiorella, playing the princess of Grenade introduces Fragoletto as her page. When Falsacappa asks for the money it emerges that the treasurer has squandered the dowry.

Falsacappa is furious, but just then the Mantuans, swiftly followed by the Granadans abandoned at the inn, arrive, along with the carabineri. The real princess introduces herself.

brigahds The brigands admit who they are but when Fiorella enters in her costume from Act 1 and reminds the Duke that she saved him from the brigands, he agrees to an amnesty and they swear to lead good lives from then on.

This work has been recorded a number of times: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the ballet, see The Bandits ballet.

Choufleuri restera chez lui le. Les Brigands “, in Kaminski, Brrigands. Annals of Opera, — London, John Calder, The Bodley Head, London, Die Rheinnixen The Tales of Hoffmann Les deux aveugles Tromb-al-ca-zar, ou Les criminels dramatiques Le financier et le savetier La bonne d’enfant Mesdames de la Halle Le roi Carotte Le voyage dans la lune List of compositions by Jacques Offenbach Category: Compositions by Jacques Offenbach.

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