|Maurice Maeterlinck (nach Barbe-Bleue von Charles Perrault)|
|10 May 1907, Paris (Opéra Comique)|
|Ariane et Barbebleue Synopsis|
|Ariane et Barbebleue Libretto|
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Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Ariadne and Bluebeard) is an opera in three acts by Paul Dukas. The French libretto is adapted (with very few changes) from the symbolist play by Maurice Maeterlinck.
Dukas had been impressed by Maeterlinck's play when it was first published in 1899. Maeterlinck had initially reserved the rights to use Ariane as a libretto for Edvard Grieg. When Grieg abandoned his plans to compose the opera, Maeterlinck offered it to Dukas instead. Dukas worked on the score between 1899 and 1906.
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