Capital Sound Announces 2007 Program
The spirit of 19th century operetta lives with the 2007 Capital Sound production, “Ooh La La: Le français Spectaculaire.”
(The French Spectacular). Using music from Jacques Offenbach’s Gaite Parisienne and Orpheus in the Underworld, as well as from the movie Victor/Victoria, Capital Sound invites one and all to Bouffe Parisiens, circa 1855, where the “opera bouffe” (comic opera), the catalyst for today’s genre known as the operetta, welcomes one and all to a night of bawdy merriment.
“Capital Sound has always been known for entertaining and fun shows,” says corps director, Marc Gofstein. “With our desire to take our product to the next level of competition, choosing Offenbach gives us the demand needed, while still focusing on entertaining drum corps fans first and foremost. This show is going to fun…period.”
Offenbach has been, by far, the leading composer of the comic opera, having written more than ninety productions. Taking a cue from the Italian art form of comedia del arte, opera bouffe is farcical, raucous, and audience-centric, with entertainment being the primary goal. Offenbach’s themes are universally known and recognized, and lend themselves to pure enjoyment.
Capital Sound’s French spectacular will be highlighted by the famous Can Can, with dancing girls, lively sounds, and color galore. From the first note of music, fans will instantly know that this show is not going to be your typical 21st century drum corps experience. Be prepared to enjoy an evening of French extravaganza.
Les dames et les Messieurs, accueillir à l’opéra comique français…Ooh La La: Le français Spectaculaire. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to French comic opera: The French Spectacular.