Les mariages samnites
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Les mariages samnites (The Samnite Marriages) is an opéra comique, described as a drame lyrique, in three acts by André Grétry, The French text was by Barnabé Farmain de Rosoi based on a work by Jean François Marmontel.
|Role||Voice type||Premiere Cast, 12 June 1776
(Conductor: - )
|Agathis, in love with Céphalide||tenor||Clairval|
|Parmenon, friend of Agathis||tenor||Julien|
|Eumene, father of Agathis||bass||Pierre-Marie Narbonne|
|Éliane, friend of Céphalide||soprano||Colombe|
|Euphémie, mother of Céphalide||soprano||Moulinghen|
|The Samnite Chief||Meunier|
- Cast list is from the 1776 livret (nouvelle édition). Full names and life dates are from Kutsch & Riemens, when found.
- Clairval was the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Guignard (27 April 1737 – January 1795).
- Pierre-Marie Narbonne (born 1751; died ?)
- Marie-Jean Trial [née Milon] (1 April 1746 – 15 February 1818), first sang under the name of Mlle Félicité Mandeville and married the tenor Antoine Trial in 1770.
- Mlle Colombe (22 October 1754 – 28 March 1837)
- Amadeus Almanac, accessed 4 November 2008
- Mariages samnites, Les by Michael Fend, in 'The New Grove Dictionary of Opera', ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN 0-333-73432-7
- Kutsch, K. J.; Riemens, Leo (2003). Großes Sängerlexikon (fourth edition, in German). Munich: K. G. Saur. ISBN 978-3-598-11598-1.