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Orpheus in the Underworld is an opéra bouffon (a form of operetta) by Jacques Offenbach. The French text was written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux. The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta.

The "Infernal Galop" from Act II, Scene 2, is famous outside classical circles as the music for the "Can-can" (to the extent that the tune is widely, but erroneously, called "Can-can")

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  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    More Bubbly than a Strauss Waltz
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    love it!
  • Avatar for bruno__________
    @vitorfior as told by the animal collective fan.
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    Like ;-)
  • Avatar for danc6433
    vitorior- ah, funny, you are a classical snob???...I wonder if there is a "ban shout" button anywhere?
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  • Avatar for vitorfior
    This is what the "ban track" button was designed for.
  • Avatar for linuxdudex10
    Offenbach.. you magnificent genius :}
  • Avatar for calberc
    Wow, genial ça! Tres amussant! Cela te fait bouger...
  • Avatar for ludditelen
    Reminds me of Paris,

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