Perhaps Jean-Jacques Rousseaus Devin du Village has been waiting just for you for two centuries at the Theatre de la Reine at the Petit Trianon. On September 19, 1780, Marie-Antoinette was on stage, in costume, and was acting with her troop of aristocrats in front of a public of close friends. That evening, she was singing the role of Colette, the heroine of this one act opera composed in 1753 by the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, perhaps the most celebrated work of its time.
Le devin du village ("The Village Soothsayer") is an interméde, a one-act opera by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who also wrote the libretto. It was first performed before the court at Fontainebleau on 18 October 1752 and at the Paris Opéra on 1 March 1753. King Louis XV loved the work so much that he offered Rousseau the great honor of a life pension. Rousseau refused the honor. However, the opera became one of the most popular of its day and brought him both wealth and fame. The opera was also performed at the wedding of the future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
The opera Le Devin Du Village was first performed in 1752 when Rousseau was 41 and too set in his ways to think he could become good buddies with King Louis XV as the king was singing these songs.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Composer. Le Devin du village, opera Work. Michael Feyfar Tenor, Cantus Firmus Chamber Choir Chorus/Choir, Cantus Firmus Consort Orchestra, Dominik Wörner Baritone, Andreas Reize Conductor, Gabriela Bürgler Soprano. Scene 8. Entrée de la jeunesse du Village. 18. Colin revient à sa bergère.
Rousseau: Devin Du Village (Le). Le Devin du village: Scene 7. Recitative "Je vous ai déliverés!" (Le Devin). Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Pygmalion (French: Pygmalion) is the most influential dramatic work by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, other than his opera Le devin du village. Though now rarely performed, it was one of the first ever melodramas (that is, a play consisting of pantomime gestures and the spoken word, both with a musical accompaniment).
Listen to 1752, Jean-Jacques Rousseau : Création de son opéra ''Le Devin du village'' by Musicopolis for free. Follow Musicopolis to never miss another show. durée : 00:24:59 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Le Devin du Village - par : Anne-Charlotte Rémond - Dans Musicopolis, Anne-Charlotte Rémond vous dit tout sur l’opéra de Jean-Jacques Rousseau ‘’le Devin du village’’, de sa genèse à sa première représentation, à Fontainebleau, le 18 octobre 1752. réalisé par : Claire Lagarde.
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