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Drömmen om Thérèse

Elizabeth Forbes

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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Chamber opera in two acts by lars johan Werle to a libretto by Lars Runsten after emile Zola’s short story Pour une nuit d’ amour; Stockholm, Royal Opera (the Rotunda), 26 May 1964.

Told in flashback as Thérèse (soprano), a beautiful coquette, prepares for her wedding, the opera deals with the infatuation of Julien (baritone) for the haughty and unattainable Thérèse; however, when she kills her servant and lover Colombel (tenor) during the

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