French Opera

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French Opera Later 17th century: Théâtre royale de l’Opéra established in Paris Tragédie lyrique (serious opera) – Five acts, as in French classical theater (Molière). Continued through the late 18th century. Principal composers include Jean-Baptiste Lully (Italian by birth), Jean-Philippe Rameau. Performed at the royal theater in Paris. Opéra comique (comic opera) – From one to three acts, ALWAYS with spoken dialogue. Originated as a parody of Tragédie Lyrique, with simple inserted songs. This was performed at a separate theater, the Opéra- Comique . ______________________________________________________ The institution of the Opera Theater in Paris remains to this day, but it has been renamed (and relocated) with political changes: French Revolution 1789-1794: Théâtre royale de l’Opéra renamed the Théâtre de la République et des Arts Napoleon in 1802: renamed Académie Impériale de Musique Bourbon Restoration 1814: Académie Royale de Musique 1852, Restoration of Napoléon III:
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course MUSC 030 taught by Professor Carolynabbate during the Spring '12 term at UPenn.

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