The Portuguese Inn

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The Portuguese Inn or L'Hôtellerie portugaise is an opéra comique in 1 act by Luigi Cherubini. The opera uses a French language libretto by Étienne Aignan.

The original text

The work premiered on 25 July 1798 in Paris at the Théâtre Feydeau.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1962: Staged by the University of Cape Town Opera Company, with Gregorio Fiasconaro (who directed), Elaine Berkman (making her debut with the company), Noreen Hastings, Ernest Dennis, Albie Louw, Tom Saffery and Tom Berry. Conducted by David Tidboald.


Sjoerd Alkema. 2012. "Conductors of the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra, 1914-1965: a historical perspective". University of Cape Town. Unpublished PhD thesis.

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