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  • Main Title Le Huron : comedie en deux actes, et en vers
  • Uniform Title Huron
  • Added Title L'Ingénu


  • Composer: Gretry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Beraux, Haubaut
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1768
  • Digitized: 2008-12


  • French


  • Physical Description: 1 score (183 p.) ; 34 cm.
  • Content Description: Grétry’s Le Huron takes as its source a short story called L’ingénu (Geneva, 1767), written by Voltaire under the name Dulaurens. The story was banned two months after its publication due to anti-government themes. For instance, the young man raised by the Hurons (the title character of the opera) was imprisoned for expressing his radical ideas about issues such as the treatment of the Huguenots. Voltaire’s character is derived from another source, the novel Bélisaire by Marmontel, in which a man is framed for a crime and awaiting the death penalty before being released. Marmontel, who corresponded regularly with Voltaire, created the libretto for Grétry’s opera. However, most controversial aspects of the story were eliminated or downplayed for the censors, and as a result, the anti-religious message is absent from Le Huron.


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

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.: b1365246
  • OCLC: 3135272
  • RISM No.: RISM A I, G 4182
  • Call Number: M1500.G74 H8 1768
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc20