Colinette à la cour ou La double épreuve : comédie lyrique en trois actes

Description:

A comparison of the scores for Colinette à la cour and Barbe-bleue illustrates the primary distinguishing factor between the genres of comédie lyrique and opera comique: the method of dialogue delivery. In Paris, the issue of genre was tied to the performance venue of a particular opera, due to government regulations. Although comic opera was traditionally presented with spoken dialogue, as in opera comique, when Grétry composed for the Opéra, where recitative was expected, he merged comic subject matter with the sung dialogue heard in serious opera.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1782  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Usage:
Total Uses: 97
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Houbaut
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1782
  • Digitized: December 2008
Description:

A comparison of the scores for Colinette à la cour and Barbe-bleue illustrates the primary distinguishing factor between the genres of comédie lyrique and opera comique: the method of dialogue delivery. In Paris, the issue of genre was tied to the performance venue of a particular opera, due to government regulations. Although comic opera was traditionally presented with spoken dialogue, as in opera comique, when Grétry composed for the Opéra, where recitative was expected, he merged comic subject matter with the sung dialogue heard in serious opera.

Physical Description:

1 score (244 p.) ; 33 cm.

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Subject(s):
Uniform Title: Colinette à la cour
Added Title: Ninette é la cour
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1365244 |
  • OCLC: 21806567 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, G 4061
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc18
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public