French operetta was an inspiration to Spanish composers and librettist, who adapted numerous works to this context. A good example of this practice is Barbieri’s short farce Los dos ciegos (1855), which is based on an operetta by Jacques Offenbach. The vitality of French operetta is clear in Emmanuel Chabrier’s Une éducation manquée (1879), a work Emmanuel Chabrier premiered in the same form in which it was performed at the Fundación Juan March.
The keys of Los dos ciegos-Une éducation manquée
Barbieri’s Los dos ciegos and Chabrier’s Une éducation manquée make up the third concert in the format Chamber Music Theatre. Barbieri based his entremés lírico-dramático on an operetta by Offenbach. In turn, Chabrier’s operetta was composed for three voices and piano (the same version that will be performed at the Foundation), and was premiered with the composer performing the instrumental part.
Los dos ciegos-Une éducation manquée