Étienne Tréfeu

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Étienne Tréfeu (ca. 1860)

Étienne Victor Tréfeu (de Tréval) (born Saint-Lô, Manche, September 25, 1821 – died Paris, June, 1903), was a French librettist, song writer and theatre manager. He is best known for his work with Jacques Offenbach. He originally came to prominence as a writer of popular songs. In 1873 he became the administrator of the Théâtre de la Gaîté in Paris.

Works[edit]

  • 1855: Le Rêve d'une nuit d'été, saynète in 1 act by Jacques Offenbach
  • 1857: Croquefer, ou Le dernier des paladins, opérette bouffe en 1 act by Jacques Offenbach, libretto with Adolphe Jaime fils
  • 1859: Geneviève de Brabant, opéra bouffon in 2 acts by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Étienne Tréfeu and Adolphe Jaime fils
  • 1863: Il Signor Fagotto, one-act opéra comique by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu
  • 1864: Le soldat magicien, one-act opéra comique by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu
  • 1864: Jeanne qui pleure et Jean qui rit, opérette en 1 acte de Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu
  • 1865: Coscoletto ou le Lazzarone, two-act opéra comique by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu
  • 1869: La princesse de Trébizonde, opéra bouffe in 2 then 3 acts by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu
  • 1869: La Romance de la rose, one-act operetta by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Étienne Tréfeu and Jules Prével
  • 1871: Boule-de-Neige, three-act opéra bouffe by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu
  • 1874: Whittington, grand-opéra-bouffe-féerie in 3 acts by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Charles Nuitter and Étienne Tréfeu adapted in English by Henry Brougham Farnie

Bibliography[edit]

Tréfeu (de Tréval), Etienne (Victor) by Andrew Lamb, in 'The New Grove Dictionary of Opera', ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN 0-333-73432-7

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