Jacques Offenbach

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Offenbach in the 1860s

Jacques Offenbach (20 Juin 1819 – 5 October 1880) wis a German-born French componer, cellist an impresario o the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas o the 1850s–1870s an his uncompletit opera The Tales o Hoffmann. He wis a pouerfu influence on later componers o the operetta genre, parteecularly Johann Strauss, Jr. an Arthur Sullivan. His baist-kent wirks wur continually revived during the 20t century, an mony o his operettas continue tae be staged in the 21st. The Tales o Hoffman remains pairt o the staundart opera repertory.