Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse

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Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse (Don Quixote at the Duchess) is a "comic ballet" (comédie lyrique) by the French baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Although it is described as a ballet, it is sung throughout with a libretto by Charles Simon Favart.

Performance history[edit]

It was first performed on 12 February 1743 at the Académie Royale de Musique et de Dance in Paris.

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Synopsis[edit]

The opera is based upon an episode in the Cervantes novel Don Quixote, in which a Duke and Duchess amuse themselves by creating an elaborate ruse to fool the title character.

Discography[edit]

  • Don Quichotte chez la la Duchesse (Comic Ballet in Three Acts), by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Hervé Niquet (conductor) and the Ensemble "Le Concert Spirituel" ; Naxos 8.553647 (1996).

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