A comic opera by Jacques Offenbach
Fully staged, in a new English version by Paul Featherstone
New Sussex Opera has unearthed another neglected gem. Belle Lurette has not been staged in the UK for a hundred and forty years. Amazingly, Offenbach wrote it at the same time as he was writing The Tales of Hoffmann, as he was dying. The orchestration was completed by Delibes and it had its first performance a month after he died.