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When the young Chevalier des Grieux first sets eyes on the exquisitely beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut they fall passionately in love. But his happine ...
Détails: When the young Chevalier des Grieux first sets eyes on the exquisitely beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut they fall passionately in love. But his happiness turns to bitter despair when he discovers that Manon is mercenary and immoral, and has taken a rich lover to pay for their life of pleasure. A broken man, he swears to stay away from her, but cannot. Just as the Chevalier is helpless to end their relationship, so Manon is incapable of giving up the source of her income, and the lovers enter a destructive cycle that can only end in tragedy. Manon Lescaut (1731) is a devastating depiction of obsessive love and a haunting portrait of a captivating but dangerous woman.
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Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782–1871), the most amiable French composer of the 19th century, came to his abilities late in life. After a stalled comm ...
Détails: Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782–1871), the most amiable French composer of the 19th century, came to his abilities late in life. After a stalled commercial career, he studied with Cherubini. His first works were not a success, but La Bergère Châteleine (1820), written at the age of 38, established him as an operatic composer. He then met the librettist Eugène Scribe (1791–1861), with whom he developed a working partnership, one of the most successful in musical history, that lasted until Scribe’s death. After Le Maçon (1825) and La Muette de Portici (1828), Auber’s life was filled with success. In 1829 he was appointed a member of the Institut, in 1839 Director of Concerts at Court, in 1842 Director of the Conservatoire, in 1852 Musical Director of the Imperial Chapel, and in 1861 Grand Officer of the Légion d’Honneur. Auber’s famous historical grand opera La Muette de Portici (also known by its hero’s name as Masaniello) is a key work in operatic history, and helped to inspire the 1830 revolution in Brussels that led to the separation of Belgium from Holland. Auber himself experienced four French Revolutions (1789, 1830, 1848, 1870). The latter (The Commune) hastened the end of his life. He died on 12 May 1871, at the advanced old age of 89, and in the pitiful conditions of civil strife, after a long and painful illness which worsened during the Siege of Paris. He had refused to leave the city he had always loved despite the dangers and privation, even after his house had been set on fire by the petroleurs et petroleuses. By some irony a mark had been placed against the house of the composer of Masaniello, the very voice of Romantic liberty! Auber’s overtures were once known everywhere, a staple of the light Classical repertoire. The influence of his gracious melodies and dance rhythms on piano and instrumental music, and on the genre of Romantic comic opera, especially in Germany, was overwhelming. The operas themselves, apart from Fra Diavolo (1830), have virtually passed out of the repertoire, since Auber’s elegant and restrained art now has little appeal for the world of music, attuned as it is to the meatier substance of verismo, high Wagnerian ideology, and twentieth-century experimentalism. Manon Lescaut, an opéra-comique in three acts with libretto by Eugène Scribe, was premiered at the Opéra-Comique (Deuxième Salle Favart) on 23 February 1856. The plot is derived from the novella Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731) by Abbé Antoine-François Prévost d’Exiles. Scribe followed his usual practice in arranging novels for the stage, retaining the names of characters, the central incidents of the plot, and effective moments which are used as coups de théâtre. He adapted the novel freely, cutting down the role of Des Grieux, reducing Manon’s various adventures to a single one involving the Marquis d’Hérigny, and inventing new characters and relationships. But he remained true to the novel, emphasizing to the same degree Manon’s unwavering devotion to Des Grieux, her search for pleasure and dependence on luxury. Auber, who was 74 when he wrote the score, worked with undiminished energy. The ravishing overture immediately captures the pathos of Manon and her story—the fateful relationship with the Marquis, the giddy verve and gaiety of her world of opportunism and pleasure. The dark side of the story is also reflected, and suggests that friendship and devotion remain the only enduring values. There is an abrupt generic shift in Act 3 from the elegant world of opéra-comique to the more lyrically charged drame-lyrique, increasingly typical of Auber’s late style. Indeed, the last scene, devoted to the death of Manon and the despair of Des Grieux, is a unique passage in Auber’s operas, and provided the composer with the opportunity of writing a type of dramatic symphony, powerfully expressive in its simple grandeur and real emotion. The cast included the famous virtuoso soprano Marie-Josephe Cabel (Manon), the tenor Jules Puget (Des Grieux) and the legendary baritone Jean-Baptist Faure (Le marquis d’Hérigny). Despite a positive reaction to the première, the opera did not survive in the Parisian repertoire beyond 63 performances, but there was resurgence of interest in this work in the late 20th century. This edition reproduces the vocal score published in Paris by Maison Boieldieu (1856).
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'The sweetness of her glance - or rather, my evil star already in its ascendant and drawing me to my ruin - did not allow me to hesitate for a moment' So b ...
Détails: 'The sweetness of her glance - or rather, my evil star already in its ascendant and drawing me to my ruin - did not allow me to hesitate for a moment' So begins the story of Manon Lescaut, a tale of passion and betrayal, of delinquency and misalliance, which moves from early eighteenth-century Paris - with its theatres, assemblies, and gaming-houses - via prison and deportation to a tragic denouement in the treeless waste of Louisiana. It is one of the great love stories, and also one of the most enigmatic: how reliable a witness is Des Grieux, Manon's lover, whose tale he narrates? Is Manon a thief and a whore, the image of love itself, or a thoroughly modern woman? Prévost is careful to leave the ambiguities unresolved, and to lay bare the disorders of passion. This new translation includes the vignette and eight illustrations that were approved by Prévost and first published in the edition of 1753. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Manon Lescaut de l'Abbé Prévost - La mort de Manon
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Détails: Plongez-vous dans l’analyse du passage de la mort de Manon de Manon Lescaut de l’Abbé Prévost pour approfondir votre compréhension de l’œuvre ! Que retenir de la mort de Manon de Manon Lescaut, un des romans les plus célèbres de l’Abbé Prévost ? Retrouvez toutes les subtilités de ce passage dans un commentaire original et complet pour approfondir votre réflexion sur ce roman. Vous trouverez dans cette fiche : • Une introduction sur l’œuvre et son auteur • L’extrait sélectionné : La mort de Manon • Une mise en contexte • Un commentaire de texte complet et détaillé L’outil indispensable pour percevoir rapidement ce qui fait du passage de la mort de Manon de Manon Lescaut une scène marquée par la fatalité ! À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation. Plus d’informations sur http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr
L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
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Homme de lettres remarquable du XVIIIe siecle, Antoine Francois Prevost est un des inventeurs du «roman psychologique». «L’Histoire du chevalier des G ...
Détails: Homme de lettres remarquable du XVIIIe siecle, Antoine Francois Prevost est un des inventeurs du «roman psychologique». «L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut» est un des premiers romans psychologiques dans l’histoire de la litterature. L’action se passe en France a l’epoque de la Regence. C’est le recit d’un jeune gentilhomme nomme des Grieux. Au retour du seminaire, il rencontre une belle inconnue qui vient d’arriver dans la ville. C’est Manon Lescaut, envoyee dans un couvent par ses parents. C’est un coup de foudre: des Grieux tombe follement amoureux d’elle et persuade la jeune fi lle de s’enfuir avec lui...
Die Abenteuer der Manon Lescaut
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Die Abenteuer der Manon Lescaut Antoine François Prévost - Der junge Chevalier Des Grieux hat seine Studien beendet und steht kurz vor der Abreise aus Am ...
Détails: Die Abenteuer der Manon Lescaut Antoine François Prévost - Der junge Chevalier Des Grieux hat seine Studien beendet und steht kurz vor der Abreise aus Amiens, als er der liebenswürdigen Manon Lescaut begegnet. Seine weitere berufliche Laufbahn - er soll Ritter des Malteserordens werden - gerät in den Hintergrund. Des Grieux entführt seine junge Geliebte nach Paris und beginnt dort ein zweifelhaftes Leben. Er wird zum Spieler und muss miterleben, wie ihn Manon mit dem wohlhabenden Monsieur de B. betrügt. Der Chevalier nimmt, scheinbar geläutert, in Paris ein Theologiestudium auf und scheint von seiner Leidenschaft kuriert, bis Manon erneut seinen Weg kreuzt. Wieder gibt Des Grieux seine Studien auf, um mit ihr zusammenzuleben. Ihr Bruder erscheint und gewährt Des Grieux Einblicke in das Leben als Falschspieler. Ebenso taucht Monsieur de G.M. auf, der sich Manons Gunst gern etwas kosten lässt, doch rasch merkt, dass Des Grieux und Manon hauptsächlich an seinem Geld interessiert sind. Er lässt Des Grieux ins Gefängnis und Manon ins Arbeitshaus bringen. Als sich der Sohn des Herrn von G.M. in Manon verliebt, schmiedet der enttäuschte Des Grieux einen Plan, der jedoch mit Verhaftungen endet. Manon wird aufgrund ihres liederlichen Lebenswandels nach Amerika deportiert, wohin ihr Des Grieux folgt. Dort ist es der Sohn des französischen Gouverneurs, der sich Hoffnungen auf Manons Zuneigung macht. Es kommt zum Duell mit Des Grieux. Dieser schiesst ihn nieder und flieht mit Manon, die jedoch bald darauf in den Armen ihres Geliebten stirbt.
Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier des Grieux
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Extrait : "Elle me parut si charmante que moi, qui n'avais jamais pensé à la différence des sexes, ni regardé une fille avec un peu d'attention ; moi, ...
Détails: Extrait : "Elle me parut si charmante que moi, qui n'avais jamais pensé à la différence des sexes, ni regardé une fille avec un peu d'attention ; moi, dis-je, dont tout le monde admirait la sagesse et la retenue, je me trouvai enflammé tout d'un coup jusqu'au transport. J'avais le défaut d'être excessivement timide et facile à déconcerter ; mais loin d'être arrêté alors par cette faiblesse, je m'avançai vers la maîtresse de mon cœur."
MANON LESCAUT - Prevost
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Manon Lescaut, publicado pela primeira vez em Paris em 1731 por Abade Prevost. A obra foi imediatamente banida por ser considerada escandalosa e imoral par ...
Détails: Manon Lescaut, publicado pela primeira vez em Paris em 1731 por Abade Prevost. A obra foi imediatamente banida por ser considerada escandalosa e imoral para os costumes da época. Trata-se da história de Des Grieux um rapaz nobre, ingênuo e de boa família que se apaixona pela jovem e bela amante dos prazeres da vida Manon Lescaut. O rapaz desafia a família e a todos para viver com sua amada, a qual não necessariamente é apaixonada por ele, mas sim pelo dinheiro e por tudo que ele pode comprar. Manon Lescaut causou escândalo quando foi publicada em 1731, sobretudo pelo fato de que o abade Prévost, extraiu parcialmente da sua vida tumultuada a matéria para a sua obra prima. Manon Lescaut, serviu de inspiração para a ópera homônima de Giacomo Puccini.
The Metropolitan Opera on Record
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This is a discography of every commercial sound recording involving the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, including over 900 fully annotated entries ...
Détails: This is a discography of every commercial sound recording involving the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, including over 900 fully annotated entries listing more than 120 complete operas. It is arranged chronologically by recording session and provides cross-referencing in indexes by composer, title, and artist.
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In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography, librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's m ...
Détails: In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography, librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's music. Flury looks at each of Puccini's operas chronologically from Le Villi to Turandot, followed by sections on Puccini's instrumental, chamber, orchestral, and solo vocal works. Details of each complete opera are listed by recording date, followed by excerpts in the order in which they occur in the opera. Recordings of each aria are listed alphabetically by the name of the artist. For ease of use, Flury establishes as the main criteria for inclusion those recordings assigned a commercial issue number and available for purchase, ensuring that this audio recording history of Puccini is free of gaps.
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Julian Budden, one of the world's foremost scholars of Italian opera and author of a monumental three-volume study of Verdi's works, now offers music lover ...
Détails: Julian Budden, one of the world's foremost scholars of Italian opera and author of a monumental three-volume study of Verdi's works, now offers music lovers a major new biography of one of the giants of Italian opera, Giacomo Puccini. Blending astute musical analysis with a colorful account of Puccini's life, here is an illuminating look at some of the most popular operas in the repertoire, including Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. Budden provides an illuminating look at the process of putting an opera together, the cut-and-slash of nineteenth-century Italian opera--the struggle to find the right performers for the debut of La Boheme, Puccini's anxiety about completing Turandot (he in fact died of cancer before he did so), his animosity toward his rival Leoncavallo (whom he called Leonasino or "lion-ass"). Budden provides an informative analysis of the operas themselves, examining the music act by act. He highlights, among other things, the influence of Wagner on Puccini--alone among his Italian contemporaries, Puccini followed Wagner's example in bringing the motif into the forefront of his narrative, sometimes voicing the singer's unexpressed thoughts, sometimes sending out a signal to the audience of which the character is unaware. And Budden also paints an intriguing portrait of Puccini the man--talented but modest, a man who had friends from every walk of life: shopkeepers, priests, wealthy landowners, fellow artists. Affable, well mannered, gifted with a broad sense of fun, he rarely failed to charm all who met him. A new volume in the esteemed Master Musicians series, Puccini offers a masterful portrait of this beloved Italian composer.
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Détails: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Eyewitness Companions: Opera
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Spanning 400 years of musical drama, Eyewitness Companions: Opera is your guide to the musical world. Explore operas and composers from the late Renaissanc ...
Détails: Spanning 400 years of musical drama, Eyewitness Companions: Opera is your guide to the musical world. Explore operas and composers from the late Renaissance on, including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet. Eyewitness Companions: Opera is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance history. Eyewitness Companions: Opera includes more than 160 operas by 66 composers around the world. This richly illustrated eBook includes act-by-act plot synopses and storyline highlights, plus detailed profiles cover composers, Librettists, singers, and more.
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A prominent star in both pre–Revolutionary Russia and New York, Lina Cavalieri, described as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” was one of the ...
Détails: A prominent star in both pre–Revolutionary Russia and New York, Lina Cavalieri, described as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” was one of the most frequently photographed personalities of her time. The cabaret performer, courtesan, and international star is documented in this, her first English-language biography. Researched from Russian archive sources, the book details her career from her early experiences in café-chantant and variety theatre in Paris, London, and St. Petersburg, through a highly successful operatic career in which she sang in many of the world's leading opera houses with such celebrities as Caruso and Ruffo. In 1914, Cavalieri became the first great opera singer to appear in silent movies, making her debut in Manon Lescaut and continuing with a series of successful films. Her life was ended by an Allied air raid in World War II. The book includes excerpts from period reviews, programmes, posters, and many previously unseen photographs. Appendices include a bibliography, filmography, discography, and chronology of stage performances (dates, venues, work, cast, conductor).
Man of Quality, Man of Letters
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Best known for the short novel Manon Lescaut, Antoine-Francois Prevost was also the author of a dictionary, several important translations, an extensive co ...
Détails: Best known for the short novel Manon Lescaut, Antoine-Francois Prevost was also the author of a dictionary, several important translations, an extensive corpus of historical writing, a dozen novels, and more than twenty volumes of journalism. While much of his fiction is reminiscent of the adventure stories of baroque novelists, Prevost's nonfiction expresses an encyclopedic ambition that prefigures the intellectual enterprises of the philosophes. In her exploration of the tension between his novelistic and journalistic writing, Rori Bloom argues that Prevost's novels employ established and even archaic attitudes toward authorship, while his newspaper elaborates a new understanding of the roles of author and public. By juxtaposing Prevost's novels and newspaper, Bloom analyzes the sophisticated literary strategies through which this author constructed his complex professional identity. Rori Bloom is an Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Florida.
The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600-1800
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Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in ...
Détails: Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a “zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary forms” (Booklist).
The Place of Exile
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At once political institution, lived experience, and discursive figure, exile defined Louis XIV's absolutist France. The Place of Exile connects the moveme ...
Détails: At once political institution, lived experience, and discursive figure, exile defined Louis XIV's absolutist France. The Place of Exile connects the movements of both people and books through and around this absolutist territory in order to understand the deliberate construction of real and imagined marginal cultures. Four case studies of everyday, sociable writing called leisure literature guide us through an ever-widening territory of disaffection and alienation, from the center of absolutism at Louis XIV's first court to Europe's international communities of refugees.
Robert Challe: Intimations of the Enlightenment
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A complete survey of Challe's life, works, and influence (especially on the course of the French novel in the 18th century), with a detailed analysis of th ...
Détails: A complete survey of Challe's life, works, and influence (especially on the course of the French novel in the 18th century), with a detailed analysis of the diverse technical devices used by this almost-forgotten 18th-century novelist in the creation of his only novel and masterpiece. Les Illustres Franoises.
Fromental Halévy and His Operas, 1799-1841
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In his lifetime, the opera composer Fromental Halévy was considered the leader of the French school; his admirers included Wagner, Berlioz, and later Mahl ...
Détails: In his lifetime, the opera composer Fromental Halévy was considered the leader of the French school; his admirers included Wagner, Berlioz, and later Mahler. Today, he is chiefly remembered for his grand tragic opera La Juive (Paris, 1835), a unique work exploring the nature of freedom, faith, and tolerance. It has enjoyed rediscovery in recent times, and its perennial challenge to our presuppositions makes it a work of intense artistic significance. Halevy worked in the heady context of Paris after the 1830 Revolution and before the debacle of 1870—when the French capital was at the centre of the operatic world. He wrote some 30 operas in the established genres of grand opéra and opéra-comique. L’Éclair (1835) and Guido et Ginévra (1838) consolidated his success in these genres. This study throws light on this shadowy figure, looking at his life, his letters, contemporary opinion about him, and, most importantly, his operas. Each one is examined in terms of its origin, libretto, musical features, and place in the vibrant critical journalism of mid-19th century France. The text provides musical examples and something of the rich iconography that accompanied the creation of his works.
French Opera at the Fin de Siècle
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This is the first book-length study of the rich operatic repertory written and performed in France during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. S ...
Détails: This is the first book-length study of the rich operatic repertory written and performed in France during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Steven Huebner gives an accessible and colorful account of such operatic favorites as Manon and Werther by Massenet, Louise by Charpentier, and lesser-known gems such as Chabrier's Le Roi malgré lui and Chausson's Le Roi Arthus.