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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Music

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Play

Productions

Score

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Studio Cast Recordings

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Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

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Authors

Original Authors

...
Book & Lyrics
...
Music

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Play

Source

Based on the 1964 French film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.

Synopsis

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.

Other Titles

  • Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (French title)

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