Grétry: Le Mariage d'Antonio
Series: Classical Era Publisher: A-R Editions
Le Mariage d'Antonio
Edited by Robert Adelson
C077 Grétry: Le Mariage d'Antonio
978-0-89579-635-6 Full Score (2008) 9x12, xxxv + 109 pp.
Lucile Grétry’s Le Mariage d'Antonio (1786) was one of the most important works in what became an efflorescence of French opera by women that began around 1770, reached its peak during the revolutionary decade, and finally subsided around 1820. This phenomenon of opera by women was as astonishing at the time as it is in retrospect. No arena in eighteenth-century French culture was more public than opera; it was the locus of cabals, intrigues, and eruptions of invective in print—some of which became major aesthetic querelles. It is therefore all the more surprising to discover that one of the most acclaimed women composers of the 1780s was Lucile Grétry (1772–90), the teenage daughter of one of the most celebrated opera composers in Paris, André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813). Le Mariage d'Antonio was well received in its time, with forty-seven performances at the Comédie-Italienne between 1786 and 1791.
[1.] Ariette (Colette): “Que ce chapeau”
[2.] Duo dialogué (Colette, Thérèse): “Auprès d’Antonio”
[3.] Ariette de bravoure (Colette): “Ah! quel plaisir!”
[4.] Duo dialogué (Colette, Antonio): “Près de moi”
[5.] Romance (Colette, La Mère Nicolas, Antonio): “Je ne croyais pas”
[6.] Quatuor dialogué (Colette, La Mère Nicolas, Antonio, Nicolas): “D’où vient ce bruit”
[7.] Choeur des paysans (Thérèse, Mathurine, Antoine, Mathurin, Le Tabellion, Choeur des paysans): “Chantons ces jeunes amants”
[8.] Quatuor dialogué (Colette, Thérèse, Antonio, Antoine, Choeur des paysans): “Nous voilà donc époux”
Scène vii [spoken dialogue]
Scène viii et dernière
[9a.] Choeur général: “Que d’or!”
[9b.] Choeur général (Thérèse, La Mère Nicolas, Antonio, Antoine, Mathurin, Nicolas, Choeur générale): “Qu’ai-je besoin de tout cet or?”
[10.] Vaudeville (Colette, Thérèse, Mathurine, Antonio, Antoine, Mathurin, Choeur générale): “Dès les premiers jours du printemps"