In La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein by Jacques Offenbach, the authors of this comic opera mock the war on France's threshold. The charge against the powers, the army and the nobility is pointed but, to satisfy censorship, it is skilfully camouflaged by the grotesque costumes of an imaginary duchy and by some musical buffoonery of sparkling gaiety. And yet, at the time, no-one was fooled! Only Offenbach could pull off the trick of being adulated by those by whom he was so cynically inspired! A production by Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. With conductor Cyril Englebert, Solists: Patricia Fernandez, Sébastien Droy, Lionel Lhote, Sophie Junker, Jean-Philippe Corre, Giovanni Iovino, Patrick Delcour, Roger Joakim and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège Orchestra and Chorus.