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Christopher Columbus

Jacques Offenbach

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A joyful and infectious pastiche that marries some of Offenbach’s best music with Don White’s witty and irreverent English version of the discovery of America. Weaving together music from lesser-known... read more

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Song title Time Format Price
playstop01 Christopher Columbus: Act I: Overture02:45
playstop02 Christopher Columbus: Act I: It's holiday time once again 02:23
playstop03 Christopher Columbus: Act I: La, la, la. La, la, la, la. Ah! 02:45
playstop04 Christopher Columbus: Act I: Don't forget 03:22
playstop05 Christopher Columbus: Act I: I'm looking for a man 02:29
playstop06 Christopher Columbus: Act I: Ah, how was I to know that I'd regret 03:43
playstop07 Christopher Columbus: Act I: Daddy has a palace down in Old Siena 04:29
playstop08 Christopher Columbus: Act I: Ich liebe meine mann 05:12
playstop09 Christopher Columbus: Act I: A hundred years ago 02:28
playstop10 Christopher Columbus: Act I: Now I know what it's like 02:45
playstop11 Christopher Columbus: Act I: All you women, hang on a minute 03:13
playstop12 Christopher Columbus: Act I: What have I done? 03:51
playstop13 Christopher Columbus: Act II: It's such a bore to be in waiting 00:56
playstop14 Christopher Columbus: Act II: Last night was one of those nights you remember 03:54
playstop15 Christopher Columbus: Act II: If the've nothing to say 01:50
playstop16 Christopher Columbus: Act II: I had prepared a flowery speech 03:11
playstop17 Christopher Columbus: Act II: The search for love never ends 06:50
playstop18 Christopher Columbus: Act II: At forty-two I was engaged 04:30
playstop19 Christopher Columbus: Act II: A royal cousin kept sending roses by the dozen 03:05
playstop20 Christopher Columbus: Act II: We wonder what's been going on 06:16
playstop21 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Gentle breezes, billowing sails 02:08
playstop22 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Has anyone seen Columbus? 04:16
playstop23 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Lovely night, such a lovely night 03:13
playstop24 Christopher Columbus: Act III: The Storm05:16
playstop25 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Goodness me, what a night 04:55
playstop26 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Ah, forever at sea 03:55
playstop27 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Revenge is sweet, but incomplete 03:20
playstop28 Christopher Columbus: Act III: Nevermore will we roam, we're heading for home! 04:07
playstop29 Christopher Columbus: Act IV: Entr'acte02:24
playstop30 Christopher Columbus: Act IV: If this is the Indies what I want to know 04:27
playstop31 Christopher Columbus: Act IV: I don't want to go back 05:40
playstop32 Christopher Columbus: Act IV: This morning I went for a stroll into the woodland 02:29
playstop33 Christopher Columbus: Act IV: Do you mean what you say 03:57
playstop34 Christopher Columbus: Act IV: Finale: Land fair and free 03:36

A joyful and infectious pastiche that marries some of Offenbach’s best music with Don White’s witty and irreverent English version of the discovery of America. Weaving together music from lesser-known Offenbach operettas, this opera tells the story of Columbus asking Queen Isabella of Spain for funding for his journey to America. An alcoholic nymphomaniac, Isabella donates her jewellery in a kind of strip show. Three ex-wives follow Columbus onto his ship and he is seasick for the whole journey. On arrival in the New World he discovers the cola nut.

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'A complete delight' - Peter Davis, New York Times

Maurice Arthur (Christopher Columbus), Joy Roberts (Beatriz), Johanna Peters (Rosa Columbus), Lissa Gray (Fleurette Columbus), Marilyn Hill Smith (Gretel Columbus), Christian du Plessis (Luis de Torres), Alan Opie (Chief of Police), Anna Dawson (Queen Isabella), Alec Bregonzi (King Ferdinand), Clive Harré (tourist), John Duxbury (waiter), Rosemary Ashe (Princess Minnehaha Columbus), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Mozart Players, Alun Frances – conductor
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