Composer: Jacques Ibert
Lyricist: Mitchell Parish

Opened: September 30, 1957, Fourth St. Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 7

Note: A 1960 recording of THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT, 10"/Apollo (M) RDS 16 (Oxford cast) is known to exist. However, it is not known at this time if this recording contains music by Ibert or lyrics by Parish.

Divertissement (drawn from the incidental score the composer produced in 1929 for the farcical nineteenth century Labiche play THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT):

1. Jacques Ibert: Divertissement; Escales; Gabriel Fauré: Pavane; Pelléas et Mélisande, CD/Sony Music 62644 (Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy)
2. Barbirolli Conducts French Music, CD/Dutton Laboratories 1002 (Halle Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli)
3. Debussy, Roussel, Jolivet, Ibert, Milhaud: Orchestral Works, CD/L'Empreinte Digitale 13132 (Orchestre de Cannes conducted by Philippe Bender)
4. Entremont Conducts Roussel, Milhaud, Honegger, Ibert, CD/Vanguard Classics 99083 (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Philippe Entremont)
5. Ernest Chausson: Symphony In B flat, Op. 20; Jacques Ibert: Escales; Divertissement, CD/Dorian 90181 (Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eduardo Mata)
6. French Dressing!, CD/Essay Recordings 1086 (Philharmonia Virtuosi conducted by Richard Kapp)
7. French Orchestral Works, CD/BIS 630 (Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Paavo Jarvi)
8. Fête à la Française, CD/Decca 4215272 (Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit)
9. Ibert: Escales; Divertissement; Symphonie Marine, CD/Naxos 8554222 (Orchestre de Concerts Lamoureux conducted by Yutaka Sado)
10. Ibert: Divertissement; Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre; Le Rouet D'Omphale, CD/London 448571 (Paris Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Jean Martinon)
11. Ibert: Divertissement; Escales; Flute Concerto; Symphonie Marine, CD/EMI Classics 5176392 (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano)
12. Jacques Ibert: Divertiment; Concertino Da Camera; Francis Poulenc: Sinfonietta, CD/Koch Intl Classics 7094 (San Diego Chamber Orchestra conducted by Donald Barra)
13. Jacques Ibert: Oeuvres Variées, CD/Newport Classic 85598 (Manhattan Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Aulden Clark)
14. Milhaud, Poulenc, Ibert: Orchestral Works, CD/Chandos 9023 (Ulster Symphony conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier)
15. Offenbach In America, CD/RCA 61429 (Arthur Fielder and The Boston Pops Orchestra)
16. Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Ibert: Divertissement Nos. 1-6, CD/Fantasy 8430 (Cincinnati Pops Orchestrea conducted by Erich Kunzel)
17. Ravel, Faure, Debussy And Others, CD/Virgin 59695 (City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox)
18. Roger Désormière Conducts Ibert, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Tchaikovsky, Scarlatti, CD/Testament 1309 (Paris Conservatory Concert Society conducted by Roger Desormiere)
19. The French Connection, CD/ASV 517 (Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields conducted by Neville Marriner)
20. The Last Night Of The Proms, CD/Carlton Classics 5691912 (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
21. Weekend In Paris, CD/London 421173 (unknown orchestra)

Unrecorded Material:

Do You Recall?
Happy, Happy Day
I Have A Single Track Mind
I Knew A Girl In Barcelona
Is He Nisnardi?
It's Matrimonial Weather
Tho' I Had Never Meant To Tell You