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 (ô′fən-bäk′, ŏf′ən-, ô-fĕn-bäk′), Jacques 1819-1880.
German-born French composer noted for his operettas and the opera Tales of Hoffmann (first performed 1881).
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(German ˈɔfənbax)
(Placename) a city in central Germany, on the River Main in Hesse opposite Frankfurt am Main: leather-goods industry. Pop: 119 208 (2003 est)


(ˈɒfənˌbɑːk; French ɔfɛnbak)
(Biography) Jacques (ʒɑk). 1819–80, German-born French composer of many operettas, including Orpheus in the Underworld (1858), and of the opera The Tales of Hoffmann (1881)
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(ˈɔ fənˌbɑk, ˈɒf ən-)

1. Jacques, 1819–80, French composer.
2. a city in S Hesse, in central Germany, on the Main River, near Frankfurt. 116,482.
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Noun1.Offenbach - French composer of many operettas and an opera (1819-1880)Offenbach - French composer of many operettas and an opera (1819-1880)
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He had gone out as far as the first step of the balcony and was loudly shouting across the band that played Offenbach's quadrille, waving his arms and giving some orders to a few soldiers standing on one side.
As easily as there may be stupidity in a man of genius if you take him unawares on the wrong subject, or as many a man who has the best will to advance the social millennium might be ill-inspired in imagining its lighter pleasures; unable to go beyond Offenbach's music, or the brilliant punning in the last burlesque.
He always went to Ireland for the fishing, and he came to Paris for the new Offenbach things.
4 will feature soprano Solange Sior and mezzo-soprano Karen Archbold, who will perform the "Barcarolle" ("Belle Nuit") from the "Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach.
During his lifetime, Jacques Offenbach composed more than 120 musical stage works.
Delta Hotels, part of Marriott International, has officially launched Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach, marking the European debut of the hotel brand.
Kickers Offenbach to support the club through their financial problems.
The new station in Offenbach, Germany has 940-volt capability with four cars able to charge up to a maximum of 150 kW.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is a period-instrument ensemble that beautifully delivers the French clarity and proportion in the Offenbach score, as well as the composer's love and gift for imaginative orchestration.
New York, NY, August 30, 2012 --( In the Footsteps of Offenbach