Lucile (opera)

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Lucile is an opéra comique, described as a comédie mêlée d'ariettes, in one act by the Belgian composer André Grétry, The French text was by Jean-François Marmontel, and the characters in the opera, though not the actual story, were derived from Marmontel's L'école des pères. The melody from "Où peut-on être mieux qu'au sein de sa famille?" was later reused in Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto No. 5, Op.37.

Performance history[edit]

It was first performed at the Comédie-Italienne, Paris on 5 January 1769.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, January 5, 1769
(Conductor: - )
Blaise bass Joseph "Giuseppe" Caillot
Dorval tenor
Dorval Père bass
Julie soprano
Lucile soprano
Timente tenor

Selected recordings[edit]

  • Lucile, ariettes et quatuor, DUCHESNE Solistes de Liege, Dir. Emmanuel Koch Cat: DD 8026
  • Lucile, Solistes, Choeurs et Orchestre de l'Opera de Wallonie, Dir. Roger Rossel Cat: MBM 28


Lucile by David Charlton, in 'The New Grove Dictionary of Opera', ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN 0-333-73432-7