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Mère coupable, La

Christopher Palmer

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in three acts, op.412, by darius Milhaud to a libretto by Madeleine Milhaud after pierre-augustin Beaumarchais’ play; Geneva, Grand Théâtre, 13 June 1966.

The play is the last in the cycle that includes Le barbier de Séville and Le mariage de Figaro. The characters are older, wiser and, according to the composer, ‘perhaps more human’. Beaumarchais introduced a villain, Begaers (baritone), who tries to make his fortune by ruining Count Almaviva (baritone)

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