The Umbrellas of Cherbourg



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Studio Cast Recordings

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Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

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Source Material

Based on the 1964 French film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.


In the show, 20-year-old French auto mechanic Guy Fouchier has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève vow to remain lovers. After discovering she is carrying Guy’s child she must choose between waiting for his return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

Trivia & History

A 'pop opera' done in three parts.

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Alternate Titles

  • Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (French title)

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