Richard Cœur de Lion : opéra comique en trois actes

Richard Cœur-de-lion is probably Grétry’s most famous opéra-comique. However, it was banned during the French Revolution and subsequent rebellions in 1830 and 1848 due to its favorable depiction of royalty. Other than those exceptions, the work has remained popular due to its well-developed and compelling plot, its idealized representation of the Medieval community, as well as its musicodramatic structure in which a recurring romance melody is treated as a unifying plot point.

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1 score (144 p.) ; 35 cm.

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Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813 1838.

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  • J. Frey
    Place of Publication: Paris

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  • Main Title: Richard Cœur de Lion : opéra comique en trois actes
  • Uniform Title: Richard Cœur de Lion
  • Added Title: Bibliothèque universelle des romans

Richard Cœur-de-lion is probably Grétry’s most famous opéra-comique. However, it was banned during the French Revolution and subsequent rebellions in 1830 and 1848 due to its favorable depiction of royalty. Other than those exceptions, the work has remained popular due to its well-developed and compelling plot, its idealized representation of the Medieval community, as well as its musicodramatic structure in which a recurring romance melody is treated as a unifying plot point.

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1 score (144 p.) ; 35 cm.

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  • 1838

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  • Nov. 8, 2005, 4:12 p.m.

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  • Dec. 4, 2013, 6:48 p.m.

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Grétry, André Ernest Modeste, 1741-1813. Richard Cœur de Lion : opéra comique en trois actes, score, 1838; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc22/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.