World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Le trompeur trompé

Article Id: WHEBN0019272721
Reproduction Date:

Title: Le trompeur trompé  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: The opera corpus, Théâtre Feydeau
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Le trompeur trompé

Le trompeur trompé (The Trickster Tricked) is a one-act opéra comique by Pierre Gaveaux, to a libretto by François Bernard-Valville.[1] It premiéred at the Théâtre Feydeau on 2 August 1800 (The first-edition libretto gives the date as 14 Thermidor an VIII, using the French Republican Calendar created during the French Revolution).[1]

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere cast, 2 August 1800
(Conductor: )
Jocard, an aged prosecuting attorney Citizen Juliet[2]
Simonen, a merchant Citizen Résicourt
Beaupré, a ship-owner Citizen Georget
Duval, a midshipman (technically "aspirant de la marine") in the French Navy, and nephew of Beaupré Citizen Fay
A notary Citizen Prévost
Agathe, daughter of Simonen and Jocard's pupil soprano Mlle. Lesage[3]

Synopsis

The play opens in the study of Jocard, a prosecuting attorney. Duval, his clerk, is working at his desk, musing over the circumstances that brought him to this role: He is really a midshipman, but has taken on the role of clerk due to his love for Agathe, Jocard's pupil. ("D'un mensonge très-innocent") Jocard's wife has recently died, and Jocard is now taking an interest in Agathe himself. She cannot be forced to marry him, but should Jocard find out about Duval's scheme, trouble would arise. Agathe thinks she should leave, but she and Duval promise to be faithful to each other. ("Il faut, il faut, que je vous quitte")[4]

Jocard is heard approaching as they finish their farewells, and Agathe fails to escape in time. He asks why she was there, she tells him she was looking for him – which gives Jocard quite the wrong idea. Quickly refocusing, she says she came to tell him about some business with a proprietor of a hotel. Jocard knows of it, and she quickly loses his interest.[5] However, all is not well: Jocard, pleased with Duval's work hitherto, sends him off to handle a case... for his uncle, who is not aware of Duval's impersonation. The scene ends with Duval, shaken, asking Agathe if it is necessary for him to return, only for Jocard to overhear him, and, misconstruing him, cheerily tell him that yes, he will be needed afterwards.[6]

List of arias

"Dieu du bonheur, Dieu plein du charmes..." (Agathe)
File:Pierre Gaveaux - Polacca from the opera Le Trompeur Trompé.ogg
Polacca, sung by Montserrat Alavedra, performed on historical instruments.

Problems playing this file? See media help.
  1. D'un mensonge très-innocent (A most innocent lie) – Duval
  2. Il faut, il faut, que je vous quitte (It is necessary that I leave) – Agathe and Duval
  3. Ces beaux galans, ces jeunes gens (These beautiful gallants, these young people) – Jocard
  4. Vous qui souffrez du mal d'amour (You who suffer the evil of love) – Agathe[7]
  5. Buvons, buvons, à mes amours (Let us drink, drink with our beloved ones) – Jocard and Beaupré
  6. Dieu du bonheur, Dieu plein du charmes (God of happiness, God full of charm) – Agathe
  7. J'attendois, dans l'impatience (I wait, impatiently) – Agathe
  8. Viens dans mes bras... oh! viens, ma chère (Come into my arms, Oh! Come, my beloved!) – Simonin, Agathe and Jocard
  9. Finale: Venez, le monsieur de prétendu (Come, Mr. Make-believe) – Simonin, Jocard, the notary, Beaupré, Agathe and Duval[8]

References

Notes
Sources
  • F. Bernard-Valville and Pierre Gaveaux, ( – libretto, Huet et Charon, Paris. Accessed 11 September 2008.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.