Les Deux Avares

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Les Deux Avares ("The Two Misers") is an "opéra bouffon" or comic opera in two acts. The libretto was written by Fenouillot de Falbaire (Charles-Georges Fenouillot de Falbaire de Quingey, 1727-1800[1]) and the music by André Grétry (André Ernest Modeste Grétry , 1741–1813[2]).

The original text

Performed for the King at Fontainebleau on 27 October 1770, and in the Théâtre Italien, Paris, on 6 December 1770.

South African performances

1809: Produced in the original French by the local French Amateur Company, in Cape Town on 25 March, as afterpiece to Le Jeu de l’Amour et du Hasard (Pierre de Marivaux).





F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 125.

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