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Jacques Offenbach

Publisher: AMP

Ba-Ta-Clan (1855)
Work Notes
Opera buffa in one act.
Text Writer
Ludovic Halévy
Novello & Co Ltd
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Year Composed
Stephen Oliver
45 Minutes
English, French, Italian
Programme Note
Jacques Offenbach Ba-Ta-Clan (1855)

The action is set in the Chinese state of Che-I-Nor, whose national anthem is the Ba-Ta-Clan. The Chief of the Imperial Guard, Ko-Ko-Ri-Ko, is conspiring to dethrone the King, Fe- Ni-Han. Ko-Ko-Ri-Ko tells the King that his supporters Fe-An- Ich-Ton and Ke-Ki-Ka-Ko are in fact traitors and persuades him to order their execution. However, when it turns out that Fe-An-Ich-Ton and Ke-Ki-Ka-Ko are in fact Parisians, Fe-Ni- Han reveals himself also to be a Frenchman and agrees to spare them. Fe-Ni-Han decides to return to France with Fe- An-Ich-Ton and Ke-Ki-Ka-Ko and hands his crown to Ko-Ko-Ri- Ko, who in the meantime has admitted that he too is French.

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