Adolphe de Leuven
|Adolphe de Leuven|
Le Joaillier de Saint-James at the l'Opéra-Comique, L'Illustration, 17 February 1862
|Born||30 September 1802
|Died||14 April 1884
|Occupation||Librettist, writer, dramatist|
Adolphe de Leuven (30 September 1802 – 14 April 1884) was a French theatre director and a librettist. Also known as Grenvallet, and Count Adolph Ribbing.
He was the illegitimate son of Adolph Ribbing, who was involved in the assassination of Gustav III of Sweden in 1792, and Jeanne-Claude Billard. He took his name as a variation of that of his paternal grandmother, Eva Löwen.
- His father was one of the conspirators against Gustav III of Sweden, who appears in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (as Samuel/Count Ribbing). From Dean W. Carmen’s place in history. Booklet to Decca recording of Carmen conducted by Solti, 1976.
- Carlquist, Gunnar, red (1937). Svensk uppslagsbok. Bd 17. Malmö: Svensk Uppslagsbok AB. Sid. 57
- Wright L A. Adolphe de Leuven in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera ed Sadie S. London & New York, Macmillan, 1997.
- Dean, op cit.