Les Hugenots

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Composer:

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Librettist:

Eugène Scribe

Premiere:

29 February 1836, Paris (Opéra)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Les Hugenots Synopsis

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About the opera Les Hugenots

Les Huguenots (pronounced ) is a French opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer, one of the most popular and spectacular examples of the style of grand opera. The opera is in five acts and premiered in Paris in 1836. The libretto was written by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps.
Les Huguenots was some five years in creation. Meyerbeer prepared carefully for this opera after the sensational success of Robert le diable, recognising the need to continue to present lavish staging, a highly (melo)dramatic storyline, impressive orchestration and virtuoso parts for the soloists - the essential elements of the new genre of Grand Opera. Coming from a wealthy family, Meyerbeer could afford to take his time, dictate his own terms, and to be a perfectionist. The very detailed contract which Meyerbeer arranged with Veron, director of the Opéra, for Les Huguenots (and which was drawn up for him by the lawyer Adolphe Crémieux) is a testament to this. Whilst Meyerbeer was writing the opera, another opera with a similar setting and theme (Le pré aux clercs by Ferdinand Hérold) was also produced in Paris (1832). Like Meyerbeer's, Hérold's work was extremely popular in its time, although it is now forgotten.
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Roles in Les Hugenots

Marguerite de Valois Soprano
Valentine Soprano
Urbain Soprano
Raoul de Nangis Tenor
Marcel Bass
Le Comte de Nevers Baritone
Le Comte de Saint-Bris Baritone
Bois-Rosé Tenor

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All scenes from Les Hugenots

Arias from Les Hugenots
Duets from Les Hugenots

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Nobles Seigneurs salut

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Urbain
2Pour les couvents c'est fini

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Marcel
3Plus blanche que la blanche hermine

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul
4Non loin des vieilles tours

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul
5Piff paff pour les couvents c'est fini

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Cossé
6Sous ce beau ciel de la Touraine

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul
7Ein feste Burg

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Marcel
8O beau pays de la Touraine

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
9Ah! si j'étais coquette

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul
10A ce mot tout s'anime

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
11En mon bras droit j'ai confiance

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Saint-Bris/Raoul
12Beaute divine enchanteresse

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul/Valentine
13Dans la nuit ou seul je veille

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Valentine/Raoul
14Gloire au grand Dieu vengeur

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 4

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
15Plus d'amour plus d'ivresse

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Valentine/Raoul
16Tu l'as dit oui je t'aime

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Valentine/Raoul
17Oh! ciel ou courez vous

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul/Valentine
18Piff Paff

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles:
19Parmi les pleurs

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: