Le tonnelier Metadata

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  • Main Title Le tonnelier


  • Librettist: Audinot, Nicolas Médard, 1732-1801.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Quétant, Antoine-François, 1733-1823.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Composer: Gossec, François Joseph, 1734-1829.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: Chez N. B. Duchesne
    Place of Publication: Paris, France
    Additional Info: Chez Duchesne, libraire, rue S. Jacques, au-dessus de la Fontaine S. Bérnoît, au Temple du Goût.


  • Creation: 1765


  • French


  • Content Description: Libretto of the comic opera "Le tonnelier" (The cooper) by Nicolas-Médard Audinot in collaboration with Antoine-François Quétant. The music of this one-act opera is a pasticcio of works by Gossec and other contemporaneous composers. Typical of the genre, the opera contains a variety of musical forms (airs, romance, vaudeville, and recitatives) and the dialogues are interspersed with additional airs, possibly using popular tunes. This copy includes (on pp. 52 and 54-56) notated melodies of airs.
  • Physical Description: 56 p. ; 21 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Librettos.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Opéra comique.
  • Keyword: comedies
  • Keyword: lyrics

Primary Source

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  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML

Resource Type

  • Text


  • Image


  • UNT Catalog No.: b1853130
  • OCLC: 12404954
  • Call Number: ML50.2.T66 I8 1765
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc39261


  • Display Note: Full title as it appears on the title page: "Le tonnelier, opéra-comique, mêlé d'ariettes. Représenté par les comédiens italiens ordinaires du roi, le 16 mars 1765." Although "Le tonnelier" was preceded by a 1761 opéra comique bearing the the same title with both libretto and music by Audinot, Gossec's fast-paced version rendered it more popular than its predecessor.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Omniscan creationAppVersion: 11 creationHardware: Zeutschel OS 10000