Le Postillon Lonjumeau

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Adolphe Adam


Adolphe de Leuven and Léon-Lévy Brunswick


13 October 1836, Paris (Opéra comique)




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About the opera Le Postillon Lonjumeau

Le postillon de Lonjumeau (The Coachman of Lonjumeau) is an opéra-comique in three acts by Adolphe Adam to a French libretto by 'Adolphe de Leuven' and 'Brunswick' (pen names of Adolphe von Ribbing and Léon Lévy).
The opera has become the most successful of Adam's works and the one by which he is best known outside his native France. The opera is known for the difficult aria 'Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire' which has been called a test for tenors because of the demanding high D, or D5, in the end of the aria.
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Roles in Le Postillon Lonjumeau

Madeleine Soprano
Rose Soprano
Chapelou Tenor
La Marquis de Corcy Baritone
Bijou Bass-Baritone
Bourdon Bass

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Arias from Le Postillon Lonjumeau
Duets from Le Postillon Lonjumeau

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Mes amis ecoutez l'histoirePostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam1ariatenorFrenchChapelou
2Je vais donc le revoirPostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam2ariasopranoFrenchMadeleine
3Grace au hasard je puis MadamePostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam2ariatenorFrenchChapelou
4Ah! quel affreux martyre chanter a chaque instantPostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam2duetT B-BrFrenchChapelou/Bijou
5Pendu penduPostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam3trioB-Br BFrenchBijou/Bourdon
6Du vrai bonheur que votre coeurPostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam3duetT SFrenchChapelou/Madeleine
7A ma douleur soyez sensiblePostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam3duetT SFrenchChapelou/Madeleine
8A la noblesse je m'alliePostillon Lonjumeau, LeAdam3ariatenorFrenchChapelou