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?
Opéra in 5 acts By Fromental Halévy Libretto: Henri de Saint-Georges First performed: Théâtre de l’Opéra (salle Le Peletier), Paris, 22 December 1841, conducted by François-Antoine Habeneck Sets: René Philastre and Charles Cambon. Costumes: Paul Lormier. Divertissements: Joseph Mazilier. CATARINA CORNARO, Andrea’s nieceContraltoRosine StoltzANDREA CORNARO, patrician of VeniceBassLucien BouchéGERARD DE COUCY, French knightTenorGilbert DuprezJACQUES DE LUSIGNAN, King of CyprusBaritonePaul … Continue reading 64. La reine de Chypre (Fromental Halévy)