L'Opéra-Comique assiégé

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L'Opéra-Comique assiégé ("The comic opera besieged") is an opéra comique with music by Jean-Claude Gillier (1667-1737)[1], libretto by Alain René Lesage (1668-1747)[2] and Jacques-Philippe d'Orneval (??-1766)[3].

The original text

Premiére Date: 26 March 1730, in the Théâtre de la Foire Saint-Germain: Paris

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1808: Performed in the original French on 28 May by Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap in the Fransche Liefhebbery Theatre (i.e. "French Amateur Theatre"), Cape Town, with as afterpiece Alexis, ou l'Erreur d'un bon Père (Vivetières).


Google Books:L'Opéra-Comique assiégé[4]





F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [5]: pp. 93

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