The Paris Opera: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers Growth and Grandeur, 1815-1914 - Vol. 2

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APPENDIX
THE REPERTORY, 1815-1914

The following six bibliographical compilations list the works performed at the Opéra between 1815 and 1914, and each of them is prefaced by a short explanation of its individual contents. The first list presents in chronological order the titles of works billed at the Opéra regardless of their genre. The second list is selective, and it includes only the lyric or essentially operatic compositions. The third compilation is devoted to choreographic works danced by the corps de ballet or visiting artists. The last three lists deal with types of stage works not usually associated with opera houses, although they were performed at the Opéra in Paris on a number of occasions: tragedies, comedies, tragi-comedies, melodramas, and even vaudevilles. Cantatas, oratorios, tableaux, comic operas, and various other forms of stage entertainment were offered at the Montansier Theatre ( 1815-1820), the Salle Le Peletier ( 1821- 1873), the Ventadour Theatre ( 1874), and the Garnier Palace ( 1875-1914) when these facilities were occupied by the company of the Opéra. Thus, the overall purpose of the following six compilations is to provide a complete panorama of all theatrical activity at the Opéra between the time of the Bourbons' return to the throne of France in 1815 and the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • M 790
  • N 916
  • O 955
  • P 990
  • Q 1080
  • R 1081
  • S 1171
  • T 1286
  • V 1338
  • W 1386
  • X 1404
  • Y 1406
  • Z 1409
  • Appendix: The Repertory, 1815-1914 1422
  • Index 1467
  • About the Author 1555
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