Lottchen am Hofe

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Lottchen am Hofe (Lottchen at Court) is a three-act singspiel by the German composer Johann Adam Hiller.

The libretto by Christian Felix Weiße was based on the opéra comique text La caprice amoureux, ou Ninette à la cour by Charles Simon Favart.

Performance history[edit]

The opera was first performed in a two-act version at the Rannstädtertor Theater, Leipzig on 24 April 1767.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere cast, 24 April 1767
Conductor: Johann Adam Hiller
Lottchen soprano
Jürgen, her fiancé baritone
Count Astolph bass
Countess Emilie, his fiancée soprano
Dorine soprano
Fabriz tenor

Synopsis[edit]

The peasant girl Lottchen flirts with Count Astolph to teach her fiancé Jürgen a lesson. She then unites with Countess Emilie to get both men in order.

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