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 13 June 1966.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 13 June 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
Bégearss, 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

References[edit]

  • Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "La mère coupable". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).
  • Palmer, Christopher (1992), 'Mère coupable, La' in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7