Halévy's Shakespearean opera for London.
LE DILETTANTE D'AVIGNON Opéra-comique in 1 act Composer: Fromental Halévy Libretto: François-Benoît Hoffman finished by Léon Halévy First performed: l’Opéra-Comique (salle Ventadour) 7 November 1829 DUBREUIL, singing director, known as ‘Imbroglio’TenorLouis PonchardMAISONNEUVE, director of the Avignon theatre, known as ‘Casanova’BassFargueilELISE, his daughter, known as ‘Corinaldi’SopranoMarie CasimirMARINETTE, his niece Mlle MonselVALENTIN, actor BoulardZUCCHERIN, premier tenor BelnieRIBOMBA, comic singer St. AngePOVERINO, … Continue reading 122. Le dilettante d’Avignon (Halévy)
Halévy's disappearance, as I said in my review of La reine de Chypre, is astonishing. In his day, the Jewish musician was seen as the leader of the French school – France’s greatest opera composer from the 1830s to the 1850s. He was, like his fellow Jew Meyerbeer, a master of both grand opera and opéra comique, … Continue reading More by Halévy?