Les Amans Malheureux, ou Le Comte de Comminge
The original text
Based on the short novel Mémoires du Comte de Comminge (1735) by Claudine Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin (1682-1749), the play tells of the struggles of the King of Castile, Alfonso XI, and his mistress, the "favourite" Leonora, against the backdrop of the political wiles of receding Moorish Spain and the life of the Catholic Church. The text of the play was published in Paris and The Hague by L’Escalapart, in 1764.
Translations and adaptations
The play formed the basis of the opera La Favorite by by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1838) and , with a French libretto by Alphonse Royer (1803-1875) and Gustave Vaëz (1812-1862), which premiered at the Académie Royale de Musique (Salle Le Peletier) in Paris on December 2, 1840.
Performance history in South Africa
Claudine Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin, The History of the Count de Comminge, translated by Charlotte Lennox (edited by Marianna D’Ezio) Cambridge Scholars Publishing: pp. 1-3, 
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