L'étoile du Nord ("The North Star") is an opéra comique in three acts by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), with a French libretto by Eugène Scribe (1791-1861).
The original text
Based on Meyerbeer's earlier 1844 German Singspiel Ein Feldlager in Schlesien (first performed in Berlin, ), the French work had its first performance at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, on 16 February 1854.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1866: Performed as Lucretia Borgia by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on
D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205
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