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These are rather light comic operas than true _opéras-bouffes_, but if there is an elevation in the style of the music, there is an emphatic falling off in the quality of the words.
We shall find the dramatization of the chatter of the street and the apparition of types familiar to the farcical comedies and operas bouffes of later days.
His innumerable opéras bouffes scarcely come within the scope of this work, but his posthumous opéra comique, 'Les Contes d'Hoffman
A few more remarks were made, and then the party adjourned to a neighbouring 'pub.' to talk of _opéra bouffes_ and bad business.
No one is likely to listen to the trio at the culmination of the third act (that dealing with the fate of a singer's daughter) without realizing what a really admirable power of expression was that which Offenbach, for reasons explained by the spirit of the times and his own moral nature, chose to squander so many years on his opéras bouffes.
She added that she had it in Lagny: but that she afterwards wore the sword which had been taken from a Burgundian, which was a good sword for war and gave good strokes (_gallice, de bonnes bouffes_ and _de bons torchons_).
Urwintore's production of The Investigation was developed in 2005 and has been performed in Butare and Kigali, Rwanda, and at the Festival Emulation, Liege; the Théâtre des bouffes du Nord, Paris; and at the Culture Center of Ans, Belgium.