Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Offenbach, Jacques, was born in 1819, and was sent very early to Paris for education as a musician. In 1848 he made a hit as a composer with a song introduced into Musset's Le Chandelier. His first operatic work, Pcpito, appeared in 1853, and during the next twenty-five years he produced sixty-nine operas. He caught the taste of the Parisian public, and may almost be said to have founded a school. His most popular efforts were 0'iyhee ausc Enfers, La Grande Duchesse, La Belle Helene, Genevieve de Brabant. He died in 1880.

“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9