L'Union de l'Amour et Des Arts

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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)[1], with a libretto by Pierre-René Lemmonier (1731-1796)[2].

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).





F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 125-6

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