Le comte Ory is best understood as a petit opna at the Paris Opera; however, it influenced the development of opera de genre at the Theatre de la Renaissance in Paris, which produced stage works from November 1838 until it was forced to close in April 1840 due to legal conflicts over genre with the Opera and the Opera Comique
(see Mark Everist, "Theatres of Litigation: Stage Music at the Theatre de la Renaissance, 18381840," Cambridge Opera Journal 16, no.
27) According to the marriage statistics shown in table 1, about half of the female singers from the Opera and the Opera Comique
were married during their careers at these theaters between 1830 and 1850; however, many if not most of the primary singers were married.
Grace Note is best known as the dam of King George winner Belmez, later a dreadful sire, but Debussy's dam Opera Comique
was also no slouch, running third in the Group 3 Park Stakes.
Particularly in the eighteenth century, as an alternative to opera as such, there are a number of indigenous traditions of musical theatre: the zarzuela in Spain, the opera comique
in France, the ballad opera in England, the Singspiel in Germany.
A useful addition here might be Mary Jean Speare's doctoral dissertation, The Transformation of Opera Comique
1850-1880 (Washington University at Saint Louis, 1997), with its biographical essay on Barbier and an extended analysis of his collaboration with Michel Carre.
The original version was therefore purer in style, but today it would probably meet the same fate as singspiel, opera comique
and other forms of historic music theatre involving the spoken word, i.
Near Garnier's Opera House, tucked away off Boulevard des Italiens on Rue Favart, is the beautiful Opera Comique
or Salle Favart.
Leading politicians, actors and filmmakers are expected to attend the preem in Khayelitsha's Oliver Tambo Hall on the anniversary, of the opera's first performance, at the Opera Comique
in Paris in 1875.
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.
Ed Dunlop's filly looked a smart prospect last season and is is fancied to get the better of Opera Comique
, who bids tomaintain Godolphin's excellent record in the race.
The third event was for fillies over seven furlongs and it was the John Carroll-ridden Cairns who withstood the late challenge of Dettori on Sundrop, with Punctilious, Pearl Grey and Opera Comique
close up behind.
HMS Pinafore premiered in 1878 at the Opera Comique
in London, and became Gilbert & Sullivan's first smash hit, enjoying a run of 571 performances.
Berlioz asked his friends Auguste Barbier and Leon de Wailly to prepare a libretto for the Opera Comique
Pinafore" was staged in 1878 at the Opera Comique
On Favart's modifications of Marmontel's story, see Font, Favart, I'opera comique
et la comedie-vaudeville aux dix-septieme et dix-huitieme siecles (279-86) Iacuzzi, The European Vogue of Favart; The Diff fusion of the Opera Comique