Mr. Offenbach, told to remain in bed because of an attack of gout, is cursing. He has even forgotten that it is his birthday. His friends, in disguise, ring the doorbell and begin singing the songs of his favourite characters. From the composer’s repertoire, Gille Avice has chosen some familiar songs as well as others less well-known from La Vie Parisienne to La Belle Hélène. All are perfectly suited for younger ears. When you listen to the CD, you’ll have fun, you’ll dance, and your head will spin… giddied by the spectacular arrival of the colourful, larger-than-life characters!