A barcarolle is a folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers with a rhythmic accompaniment reminiscent of the gondolier's stroke. Jacques Offenbach applied this Barcarolle style in his opera The Tales of Hoffmann. Our Barcarolle piano sheet music is available for piano solo in three different skill levels. Beginners should opt for level 1 easy piano sheet music, either with traditional notes or with note names for those who have difficulty reading music. The Tales of Hoffmann is a superb opera which premiered in Paris on 10 February 1881 and features the Barcarolle style throughout its 5 acts. This music also features in the 1997 Italian comedy "Life is Beautiful."