It was particularly in the eighteenth century, as an alternative to Italian opera, that a series of national musical-theatrical traditions arose: the zarzuela in Spain (from 1660), the opera comique
in France, the ballad opera in England and the Singspiel in Germany.
TODAY the Opera Comique
is the second auditorium of the French Opera Company.
Paris's Opera Comique
, however, dared to revive the piece and handed the task to the unlikely duo of theatre director, actor and sometime-female-impersonator Michel Fau and conductor Laurence Equilbey, primarily known for oratorios, austere Romantic rep and the post-Schonberg 20th century.
They go on to cover grand opera, opera comique
, realism, verismo, and a little on Zeitoper.
Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan''s operetta Patience, first performed that year at the Opera Comique
06/05/1876 Prince of Wales Ours * 1876-1886 10/06/1876 Strand Crotchets 07/08/1876T Prince of Wales Bounce (Liverpool) 30/10/1876T Opera Comique
It was originally written for the Opera Comique
in Paris, where it premiered in 1899.
Echoes In Eternity did the Godolphin team proud when landing the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster and she looked in good form when moving well with Opera Comique
The filly had never raced beyond a mile and a quarter before tackling this Group Two contest over an extended 14 furlongs, but she settled well as stablemate Opera Comique
set the pace.
jean-Philippe Rameau's Platte at the Opera Comique
But with Bob about to start work with Opera Comique
in Paris, she admits childcare will be more tricky.
Stage directions found in the livret and score of Rousseau's well-known opera comique
reveal the influence of the Fair theaters on the role of the Devin.
Bar Tarakala the biggest danger could well be Echoes In Eternity's stablemate Opera Comique
, who had some good two-year-old form.
Also On This Day: 1875: The first performance ofBizet's Carmen was staged at the Opera Comique
in Paris; 1911: Birth of Hollywood actress Jean Harlow;1928: Ronnie Dix of Bristol Rovers at the age of 15 became the youngest goalscorer in English league history when he scored against Norwich in a Division 3 (South) match; 1931: The US Congress adopted The Star Spangled Banner as the US national anthem; 1933: The world premiere of King Kong was held in New York; 1974: On a flight from Paris to London, a Turkish Airlines DC 10 crashed in a wood used as a favourite picnic spot by Parisians and 344 people died.
Lalla Roukh is an opera comique
, with ample spoken dialogue to propel the plot.