Christopher Columbus

Genre Fantasy/Adventure
Composer Jacques Offenbach
Lyricist Don White
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Format Operetta
Type Full Length
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)

Short Synopsis

Weaving together music from lesser-known Offenbach operettas and much of the music he had intended for a work for America, this opera tells the story of polygamist Columbus, who accidentally becomes involved in an expedition to America, funded by the loaned jewels of Queen Isabella of Spain. Accompanied by his three ex-wives, Columbus proves to be susceptible to sea-sickness, and is eventually cast adrift. On arrival in the New World, however, the crew discover that Columbus has already arrived, married an Indian Princess, and discovered the cola nut.

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