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Aucassin et Nicolette

Aucassin et Nicolette (opera)

Aucassin et Nicolette, ou Les moeurs du bon vieux tems is a French comédie mise en musique in four acts by André Grétry. The work was first performed at Versailles on 30 December, 1779 and at the Comédie-Italienne. Paris, on 3 January 1780.

The libretto was by Michel-Jean Sedaine after the early medievalist Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye's Les amours du bon vieux tems.

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 30 December 1779
(Conductor: - )
Paris cast, 3 January 1780
(Conductor: - )
Nicolette soprano Rose-Louise Dugazon Rose-Louise Dugazon
Aucassin tenor Jean-Baptiste Guignard "Clairval"
Vicomte Beaucaire tenor
Marcou tenor
Comte Garin bass
Comte Bongars bass
Bredau bass
Shepherd bass

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