Barbe bleue : comédie en prose et en trois actes Metadata

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  • Main Title Barbe bleue : comédie en prose et en trois actes
  • Uniform Title Raoul Barbe Bleue


  • Composer: Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Sedaine, 1719-1797
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Chez l'auteur
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1789
  • Digitized: 2008-12


  • French


  • Physical Description: 1 score (149 p.) ; 33 cm.
  • Content Description: Although the story of Bluebeard was familiar to French readers from Charles Perrault’s 1698 collection of children’s tales, transferring it to the operatic stage was problematic due in large part to the gruesome nature of the plot. Other violent works had appeared in Paris, but in this instance, the drama was to be performed at the Comédie-Italienne, which typically featured lighter plots than that of Raoul and Isaure. Nevertheless, the opera had a successful run, receiving over a hundred performances in the decade after its premiere. After its initial popularity, Raoul Bluebeard was staged less frequently, but it still made an impression on nineteenth-century composers, particularly Weber.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Scores.
  • Other: Comédie

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation


  • Image


  • UNT Catalog No.: b1365248
  • OCLC: 21846730
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I G 3992
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc17