Amour au village : opera-comique, en un acte, et en vaudeviles

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Libretto for Charles-Simon Favart's 1754 opera L'amour au village. Charles-Simon Favart gained prominence for his parodies of extant operas during the middle of the eighteenth century. His L’amour au village (1754), a typical example of the genre, was based on Carolet’s L’amour paysan (1737). The parody technique consisted of setting new texts to existing melodies and writing new dialogue based on a familiar plot. L’amour au village includes a typical vaudeville finale. In the Virtual Rare Book Room’s volume, the melody is included along with the first verse’s text. Because vaudeville finales are strophic (with one repeated melody), the subsequent ... continued below

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48, 4 p.

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Favart, M. (Charles-Simon), 1710-1792 1754.

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  • Main Title: Amour au village : opera-comique, en un acte, et en vaudeviles
  • Uniform Title: Amour au village. Libretto
  • Added Title: L'amour paysan
  • Added Title: L'amour au village : opera-comique, en un acte, et en vaudeviles

Description

Libretto for Charles-Simon Favart's 1754 opera L'amour au village. Charles-Simon Favart gained prominence for his parodies of extant operas during the middle of the eighteenth century. His L’amour au village (1754), a typical example of the genre, was based on Carolet’s L’amour paysan (1737). The parody technique consisted of setting new texts to existing melodies and writing new dialogue based on a familiar plot. L’amour au village includes a typical vaudeville finale. In the Virtual Rare Book Room’s volume, the melody is included along with the first verse’s text. Because vaudeville finales are strophic (with one repeated melody), the subsequent verses are numbered to indicate each time the melody should begin again.

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48, 4 p.

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The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1754

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  • Oct. 29, 2008, 8:05 p.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

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Favart, M. (Charles-Simon), 1710-1792. Amour au village : opera-comique, en un acte, et en vaudeviles, score, 1754; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc10/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.