La mère coupable

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For the play on which the opera is based, see The Guilty Mother.

La mère coupable is an opera in three acts, op.412, by Darius Milhaud to a libretto by Madeleine Milhaud after the last play in BeaumarchaisFigaro trilogy. It premiered at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on June 13, 1966.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, June 13, 1966
(Conductor: Serge Baudo)
Count Almaviva baritone Louis Quilico
Rosine, the Countess soprano Phyllis Curtin
Chevalier Léon, her son tenor Eric Tappy
Florestine, ward of Count Almaviva coloratura soprano Anne-Marie Sanial
Begaers, an Irish schemer baritone Jacques Doucet
Figaro, Almaviva's valet baritone Jean-Christophe Benoît
Suzanne, his wife mezzo-soprano Cora Canne-Meyer
Master Fal bass José van Dam