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Jan Smaczny

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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Comic opera in three acts by bohuslav Martinů to a libretto by the composer after carlo Goldoni’s play La locandiera; Prague, National Theatre, 17 May 1959.

Martinů had wanted to set a Goldoni text since the mid-1930s. While working on the commedia dell’arte -influenced opera Divadlo za branou (‘The Suburban Theatre’) in 1935–6 he considered using texts by Goldoni in place of scenes from Le médecin volant (by Molière). The opportunity to compose

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