L'Union de l'Amour et Des Arts
L'Union de l'Amour et Des Arts is an "opéra-ballet" (also referred to as a Ballet héroïque") in three acts by Étienne Joseph Floquet (1748-1785), with a libretto by Pierre-René Lemmonier (1731-1796).
The original text
The three acts of the operatic work are: "Bathilde et Chloë", "Théodore", "La Cour d'Amour, ou Les Troubadours", and they were sometimes performed singly.
First performed in Paris at the Académie Royale de Musique, on 7 September, 1773 and published in Paris by Delormel (1773) and Bailard (1774).
Performances in South Africa
1809: Act 3 of the work was performed in French as Les Troubadours by the French Company led by Charles Etienne Boniface, on 7 April in the African Theatre, Cape Town, with La Paysanne Curieuse (Framery) and Le Projet Manque (Desfontaines, Barré and Radet).
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