Theodore Front Musical Literature

L'opera Francais

Baerenreiter

From the rich treasures of 19th century French opera, only a few works have remained in the repertoire to the present day: Carmen and Faust are the best-known. Other operas which were popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries both in France and further afield are waiting to be rediscovered. This is particularly surprising when we realise how adventurous and varied the productions of the Parisian opera houses were at this time. The Opéra-Comique broke records both in terms of the high number of new works it staged, but also in terms of the frequency of their performances; the Grand Opéra assured the careers of the most famous French and foreign singers; the Théâtre Lyrique discovered young composers and contributed to an exceptional diversification of the genre; the opéra bouffe and operetta were the toast of the town. Composers including Cherubini, Méhul, Spontini, Boieldieu, Auber, Halévy, Adam, Thomas, Gounod, Lalo, Saint-Saëns, Delibes, Bizet, Chabrier, Massenet and others gained international reputations. After the rediscovery of Baroque opera in the last two decades, interest in these dormant works of the past is now growing. In response to this, Bärenreiter plans to revive this rich body of work for modern performance and has embarked on the publication of the series L‘Opéra français. This will comprise critical editions of operas created in the period of great social upheaval between the Revolution and the outbreak of World War I. Works are included which are important from a musical and theatrical point of view, or characteristic of a style or genre. The volumes meet the scholarly demands of a critical edition as well as the practical performance requirements of theatres and performers. All known sources have been consulted in preparing the editions. Due care and attention have been given to the layout of the scores and performing materials. The Critical Commentary enables users to consult the various sources of the works. Each volume contains a preface by the editor, the libretto, the orchestral score, a Critical Commentary on the musical text and wherever applicable appendices. This series is scheduled to contain ca. 35 volumes.
Title Composer/Author Price
Etoile : Opera Bouffe En Trois Actes / edited by Hugh MacDonald.
Chabrier, Emmanuel,
$597.60
   Baerenreiter
    (L'opera Francais)
Etoile : Opera Bouffe En Trois Actes / Piano reduction by Karl-Heinz Müller.
Chabrier, Emmanuel,
$45.50
   Baerenreiter
    (L'opera Francais)
Faust : Opéra En Cinq Actes / edited by Paul Prévost.
Gounod, Charles,
$1,353.60
   Baerenreiter
    (L'opera Francais)
Fiesque : Grand Opéra En Trois Actes / edited by Hugh MacDonald.
Lalo, Edouard,
$808.80
   Baerenreiter
    (L'opera Francais)
Toreador Ou l'Accord Parfait : Opera Bouffon En Deux Actes / edited by Paul Prevost.
Adam, Adolphe-Charles,
$566.40
$339.80
   Baerenreiter
    (L'opera Francais)
Toreador Ou L'Accord Parfait : Opera Bouffon En Deux Actes.
Adam, Adolphe-Charles,
$33.50
$20.10
   Baerenreiter
    (L'opera Francais‚ Supplement)