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Offenbach - Keck

M et Mme Denis (OEK critical edition) (1862)

(Monsieur und Madame Denis)
Duration: 45 minutes
Opéra-comique in one act

Libretto by Laurencin et Michel Delaporte; original German version by G. Ernst; new English version by Richard Duployen (F,G,E)

Scoring
Major roles: 2S,T; minor roles: 2T,Bar,2B; male chorus; 2(II=picc).1.2.1-2.2.1.0-timp.perc-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
1/11/1862
Salle Choiseul, Paris
Company: unknown

Roles

GASTON, Sir Denis's ward Tenor
BELLEROSE, sergeant of the guard High Baritone
LUCILE, the Denis's nieceSoprano
NANETTE, Sir and Lady Denis's servant Soprano
BRINDAMOUR, JOLICOEUR, LA VALEUR, LA RAMÉE (soldiers of the guard)Tenors, Basses
Four more soldiers


Time and Place
Paris, about 1750


Synopsis
Gaston has kidnapped Lucile, his beloved one, from boarding school and wants to marry her with the blessing of Sir and Lady Denis. However, Sir and Lady Denis are away from home. While Nanette prepares a bite to eat for the two runaways, it turns out the 'abduction' of Lucile has been discovered. A sergeant is already standing in front of the house with a search party. Gaston and Lucile quickly dress up in wigs and night gowns as 'Sir and Lady Denis' in an attempt to avoid being caught by the soldiers. After a lot of confusion they are caught at last. However, they manage to put their pursuers out of action with the help of the witty Nanette and a good measure of wine and singing. At that very moment, however, the real 'Sir and Lady Denis' are approaching…

 


Moods
Comic, Poetic


Subjects
Relationships





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