Le mariage d'Antonio. Divertissement en un acte et en prose

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Lucile Grétry’s opera Le mariage d’Antonio premiered in Paris when she was a mere fourteen years old. As the second daughter of André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, she was afforded lessons at a young age in counterpoint and declamation. Her father supplied the orchestral parts for her comédie mêlée d’ariettes after Lucile had composed the vocal, bass, and harp parts. Although Le mariage d’Antonio was a modest success, Lucile’s second endeavor, a divertissement mêlée d’ariettes entitled Toinette et Louis (1787), did not receive the same positive attention. The young composer died from tuberculosis before she could establish herself further at the Comédie-Italienne.

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score (62 p.) 34 cm.

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Grétry, Lucile 1786.

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  • Main Title: Le mariage d'Antonio. Divertissement en un acte et en prose
  • Uniform Title: Mariage d'Antonio
  • Added Title: Bibliothèque universelle des romans

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Lucile Grétry’s opera Le mariage d’Antonio premiered in Paris when she was a mere fourteen years old. As the second daughter of André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, she was afforded lessons at a young age in counterpoint and declamation. Her father supplied the orchestral parts for her comédie mêlée d’ariettes after Lucile had composed the vocal, bass, and harp parts. Although Le mariage d’Antonio was a modest success, Lucile’s second endeavor, a divertissement mêlée d’ariettes entitled Toinette et Louis (1787), did not receive the same positive attention. The young composer died from tuberculosis before she could establish herself further at the Comédie-Italienne.

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score (62 p.) 34 cm.

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  • 1786

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Grétry, Lucile. Le mariage d'Antonio. Divertissement en un acte et en prose, score, 1786; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc24/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.