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GRÉTRY, A.-E.-M.: Épreuve villageoise (L') (The Village Trial) [Opéra bouffon] (Opera Lafayette Chorus and Orchestra, R. Brown)

    
      

 

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GRÉTRY, A.-E.-M.: Épreuve villageoise (L') (The Village Trial) [Opéra bouffon] (Opera Lafayette Chorus and Orchestra, R. Brown)

L’épreuve villageoise (The Village Trial)—which, in its original form as Théodore et Paulin, was first performed before Marie Antoinette at Versailles—was one of André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s most popular works. For a century after its 1784 première it enjoyed huge acclaim across Europe and even travelled to the New World, where it captivated audiences in New York. Grétry was a master of eighteenth-century opéra comique and this crisp and lively farce centres on a clever farmer’s daughter and her two competing suitors. Employing divergent stylistic registers—finesse and naiveté, music reminiscent of popular song, and extended ensembles—Grétry fashioned a score of sophisticated wit and huge charm.


Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste
Desforges, Pierre, lyricist(s)

  L'épreuve villageoise
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Ouverture 00:04:19
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Couplet I: J' n'avions pas encore quatorze ans - Couplet II: Vous n'savez pas qu'il est jaloux (Denise) 00:02:09
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Duo: Bonjour Monsieur (Madame Hubert, La France) 00:05:00
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Duo: J'ai fait un bouquet (André, Denise) 00:03:52
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Ariette: J' commence à voir que dans la vie (Denise) 00:03:21
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: Finale: André, tu me l'payras j'en jure - Scene 7: Eh bien Denise, mon billet - Scene 8: Ah venez ma mère et soyez juge (Denise, André, La France, Madame Hubert, Chorus) 00:08:44
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Entr'acte 00:01:09
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Couplet I: Bon Dieu com 'à c'te fête - Couplet II: Queu danseux que c'monsieur d'la France - Couplet III: J'peux choisir au moins parmi douze (Denise) 00:02:30
9.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Ariette: Adieu, Marton, adieu, Lisette (La France, Denise) 00:03:36
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Trio: Je vous revois (La France, Denise, André) 00:03:07
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Duo: Viens mon André (Denise, André) 00:02:38
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Finale: Allons tous rendre hommage (La France, Chorus, Denise, André, Madame Hubert) 00:08:46
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Ballet: Allegretto 00:00:42
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Ballet 00:00:59
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Contredanse 00:03:08

Total Playing Time: 00:54:00






Composer(s):
Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste

Lyricist(s):
Desforges, Pierre

Conductor(s):
Brown, Ryan

Orchestra(s):
Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Choir(s):
Opera Lafayette Chorus

Artist(s):
Dolié, Thomas; Fernández-Rueda, Francisco; Junker, Sophie; Trevigne, Talise

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.660377

Barcode: 730099037778

Release Date: 11/2016

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