Le Brasseur de Preston

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Le Brasseur de Preston is an opéra-comique[1] in three acts, composed by Adolphe Adam (1803—1856)[2] to a libretto by Adolphe de Leuven (1802-1884)[3] and Léon-Lévy Brunswick (1805-1859)[4].

The original play

It was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique, Salle de la Bourse on 31 October, 1838. It was published by in Paris by J. Delahante, n.d.(ca.1838).

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English and adapted as a one act burletta called The Queen's Horse by Honan and Planché. First performed at Madame Vestris's Royal Olympic Theatre on 3 December, 1838 and published in London by Chapman and Hall in 1839.

Performance history in South Africa

See The Queen's Horse


Facsimile version of a review in The Aldine Magazine, Dec. 1838-June 1839, Volume 1: p. 29. (Google eBook)[5]





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