Publisher Name: Houbaut et Huguet
Place of Publication: Paris
|Original Creation Date:||1785|
Panurge, like Colinette à la cour, features recitative, rather than spoken dialogue. In his memoirs, Grétry recognized Panurge for being the first comic opera to enjoy a successful run at the Opéra, and he saw it as a turning point for this theater, which traditionally presented serious plots (Grétry, Memoires; ou, Essais sur la musique, 377).
The overture to Panurge was featured on concerts in the nineteenth century, and although the opera eventually disappeared from the repertoire, its long stint was noted as late as 1866, by which time it was no longer being performed (Crozet, Revue de la musique dramatique en France, 275-76).
1 score (232 p.) ; 33 cm.
|Uniform Title:||Panurge dans l'Isle des Lanternes|
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|Resource Type:||Musical Score/Notation|