Georges Bizet – Don Procopio

Opera buffa in two acts. Libretto by Carlo Cambaggio. Written in 1858 as part of Bizet’s obligations under the conditions of the Prix de Rome.  The score was found in 1894 among the papers of Auber long after his death in 1871 and the opera was eventually first performed in Monte Carlo on 10 March […]

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Georges Bizet – Le Docteur Miracle

Operetta in one act composed for a competition mounted by Jacques Offenbach for young composers and intended to revive the genre of the comic operetta. Libretto by Léon Battu and Ludovic Halévy based on the play St Patrick’s Day by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1775). First performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in Paris on […]

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Bizet Pearl Fishers

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. First performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 30 September 1863. Act 1 On a wild and arid beach on the island of Ceylon, a group of pearl-divers are setting up their camp.  Some are pitching the tents while others are drinking and […]

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