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L'ambassadrice is an opera or opéra comique in 3 acts by composer Daniel Auber. The work's French language libretto was written by Eugène Scribe and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. The opera's world premiere was staged by the Opéra-Comique at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris on 21 December 1836.[1] It was revived in Paris on 4 January 2013 [2] by the opera company Les Frivolités Parisiennes at the initiative of two research fellows who specialized in nineteenth-century historically informed performance, Pierre Girod (vocal coach) and Charlotte Loriot (stage director).


Role Voice type Premiere Cast,[3] 21 December 1836
Revival Cast (Conductor: Mathieu Romano)[4]
Duke of Valberg tenor Théodore-Étienne-François Moreau-Sainti Christophe Crapez
Countess Augusta of Fierschemberg soprano Monsel Dorothée Thivet
Fortunatus bass Roy Guillaume Paire
Madame Barneck mezzo-soprano Marie-Julie Halligner Laure Ilef
Henriette soprano Laure Cinti-Damoreau Magali Léger
Charlotte soprano Jenny Colon Estelle Lefort
Benedict tenor Joseph-Antoine-Charles Couderc Jean-François Novelli