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Keck, Jean-ChristopheMonsieur de Chimpanzé (2005) 50'
Opéra-bouffe in one act

Music Text      Deutsch    Français
Jules Verne (F)

Scoring
S,T,buffoT,Bar; 2.1.2.1-2.2.1.0-timp.perc-harp-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
11/4/2005
Opéra Théâtre, Metz
Jean-François Vinciguerra, director / Choeurs de l’Opéra de Metz / Orchestre national de Lorraine / Dominique Trottein


Repertoire Note      Deutsch    Français
Before he came to be known as a successful novelist, Jules Verne, in an attempt to gain success in the world of theatre, wrote four opera libretti which were set to music by his fellow countryman Aristide Hignard. One of them, Monsieur de Chimpanzé, was premiered on 17 February 1858 at the Bouffes Parisiens, the theatre founded by Jacques Offenbach. Since then the scores have been lost, but Jean-Christophe Keck, the editor of the OEK, has composed a new score for the libretto.

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