Chérubin (Cherubino)

  • Jules Massenet. Comédie chantée in three acts. 1905.
  • Libretto by Henri Cain and Francis de Croisset, after a play by the latter.
  • First performance at the Opéra de Monte Carlo on 14th February 1905.

Massenet’s comedy explores the love affairs of Cherubino, the amorous page of The Marriage of Figaro, the second play in the Beaumarchais Figaro trilogy. The title role was designed for Mary Garden, Debussy’s first Mélisande.