La Vita è Bella - Offenbach, Barcarolle - Tales of Hoffman, Belle nuit d'amour


Barcarolle (from The Tales Of Hoffmann) written by Jacques Offenbach.The term barcorolle (also barcarola, barcarole) in fact denotes a Venetian folk song sung by the gondoliers. In classical music there are two famous barcarolle, one of them being this particular one by Offenbach (the other by Chopin). Originally titled "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" this barcarolle features in the 2nd Act of the Opera The Tales of Hoffman (Les contes d'Hoffmann). The Barcarolle has also featured in many movies, including Life Is Beautiful.

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