The Island of Tulipatan
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Another winner from the Light Opera of New York.

Jacques Offenbach's mini opéra bouffe L'île de Tulipatan was premiered in September 1868 in Paris and was wildly successful. The hilarious plot, set on a South Seas island, involves cross-dressing and gender confusions, and features a tuneful score. It travelled to Germany and Austria the year following its premier and to the U.K. three seasons later. This charming operetta was recorded live at Radio France in the late 1950s and again in the 1980s, both French-language. The present English translation by Gregg Opelka and Jack Helbig was created in 2003. This recording, from the Light Opera of New York's Spring 2017 live New York City production, is the first for the work in English. The entire Offenbach score is heard with Opelka's lyrics, along with a slightly truncated version of Helbig's snappy spoken dialogue.
Jacques Offenbach, composer
The Island of Tulipatan
Tom Mulder; Claire Kuttler; Chad Kranak; Heather Jones; Victor Khodadad; Light Opera of New York; Tyson Deaton (conductor)

"…The performers are excellent and are able to pull off this farce convincingly and sing Offenbach's songs effectively. All the performers, actors, chorus, and orchestra deserve high praise. This production was recorded in May 2017, and the sound is excellent…I hope the Light Opera of New York keeps the high level of these performances in future recordings." (American Record Guide)
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