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List of Primary Sources

 

On this page you will find a detailed list of primary source documents used in conducting research on the operas featured in this book.

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1.ASPASIE (Opéra, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1789), viii-64p. [Po: Liv.18.84; BnF: Rés-Yf-1302; Yf-1303; ADS: 8-RO-1361; Ars: 4-BL-3737; GD-40411]
  PM: 3 vols. 321-210-190p. [Po: A.327.I-III]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18[24(1-67)]]
Dossier: AJ/13/5 [incl. L ms. n.d.]

2. PRÉTENDUS (LES) (Comédie lyrique, 1a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1789), 44p. [ADS: 8-RO-1362; 8-RF-13105; Ars: GD-16475]
L2: (Paris: Delormel, 1789), 32p. [ADS: 8-RF-13106; Ars: GD-16476]
PG: (Paris: l'auteur-Korwer/Huguet), 279p. [Po: A-328(C); BNM: L-3459(1); Vm2-545; X-328; D-6905; L-3458]

Sources for revivals (1797 and 1815)
L: (Paris: Roullet, An V), 32p. [BnF: 8-Yth-14665; 8-Yth-14666; ADS: 8-RF-13107; Ars: GD-16474]
L: (Paris: Roullet, 1815), 48p. [ADS: 8-RF-13109]
Dossier: AJ/13/5 [incl. L]

3. DÉMOPHON (Opéra lyrique, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1789), 54p. [Po: Liv.18.206]
PM: Po: A.329
Parts: Po: Mat.18.182 (1–122)

Sources for revival (1792)
L: (Paris: Delormel, 1792), 35p. [Po: Liv.18[207]]

4.NEPHTÉ, REINE D'ÉGYPTE (Tragédie, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Prault, 1790), viii-68p. [BnF: Rés-Yf-2293, Rés-Yf-1458; Rés-Yf-1459; ADS: 8-RO-1034(5); 8-RO-1364; 8-RO-1365; Ars: GD-43441; Po: Liv 18[465]]
PM: 3 vols. 252-274-286p. [Po: A-330(1-3)] 1
PG: (Paris: l'auteur, Korwer/Huguet, [1790]), 361p. [BNM: D-6904; L-3298; L-3463; Vm2-544]

5. POMMIERS (LES) ET LE MOULIN (Comédie lyrique, 1a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1790), iv-34p. [ADS: 8-RO-1366; Po: Liv.18[536]]
L2: (Toulouse: Broulhiet, 1790), 20p. [ADS: 8-RF-10268]
L3: (Avignon: J. Garrigan, 1791), 16p. [ADS: 8-RF-10269; Ars: GD-1445(3), GD-16265]
L4: (Paris: Roullet, 1808), 30p. [ADS: 8-RF-10270]
PG: (Paris: l'auteur, Korwer/Huguet, [1790]), 167p. [BNM: D-6903]

6. ANTIGONE (Opéra lyrique, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1790), vi-47p. [Po: Liv.18[68]; BnF: Rés-Yf-1764(1); Rés-Yf-1289; Rés-Yf-1290; ADS: 8-RO-1367; Ars: THN-9954; GD-40464]
PM1: 415-176p. [Po: Rés.A.333.a]
PM2: 3 vols. 368-291-216p. [Po: A.333.b(I-III)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18.[43(1-94)]
PG: (Paris: Imbault/Mme Orichelet, [1790]), 415p. [BNM: Vm2-1290; A-317] 2

7. LOUIS IX EN ÉGYPTE (Opéra, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1790), xii-62p. [Po: Liv.18[422]; Liv.18[859]; BnF: 4-Yth-6475; Rés-Yf-1570; ADS: 8-RO-1368; 8-RO-1369]
L2: (Avignon: Jacques Garrigan, 1790), 31-[1]p. [ADS: 8-RF-27327; 8-RF-20739; Ars: GD-12934]
PM: 3 vols. 404-396-186p. [Po: A.334(1-3)]
Fair copy of the same: 3 vols. 201-197-185-[2]p. [BNM: D.6840 (1-3)]

Sources for revival
Dossier: AJ/13/5

8. TARARE, with new Couronnement (Mélodrame, 5a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1790), 114p.  [BnF: 8-Yth-17067; ADS: 8-RF-16762; Po: Liv.18.635]
L2: (Genève: Pierre Lallemand/Paris: chez les Marchands de pièces de théâtre, 1790), 49p.[Po: Liv.18.634; Liv.18.857] 3
Dossier: [AN: AJ/13/5]

9. PORTRAIT (LE), OU LA DIVINITÉ DU SAUVAGE (Comédie lyrique, 2a)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1790), viii-40p.[Po: Liv.18[538]; BnF: 4-Yth-3432; ADS: 8-RO-1034(4); 8-RO-1370; Ars: GD-44395]
PM: 261p. [BNM: Ms.6568]
PM2: 316-330p. [Po: A.335(1-2)]

10. CORA (Opéra, 4a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1791), vi-50p.[Po: Liv.18[172]; BnF: Rés-Yf-1345; ADS: 8-RO-1371; Ars: Rés-4-BL-3743; GD-41120] 4   
PM: 1 vol. 364p. [Po: A.338]
PM2: 1 vol. 188f. [BNM: MS 9791]
Dossier: [AN: AJ/13/55]

11. CORISANDRE, ou les fous par enchantement (Comédie-opéra, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1791), vi-58p. [Opéra: Liv.18[174]; ADS: 8-RO-1372; 8-RO-1373; BnF: 4-Yth-957]
L2: (Paris: Chez les Marchands de Pièces de Théâtre, 1791), 25-[1]p. [Ars: GD-19877; ADS: 8-RO-1510]
L3: (Genève, 1791), 25p. [ADS: 8-RO-1511; 8-RO-1373; BnF: Z-Beuchot-1492; Ars: GD-19878]
PM: 3 vols. 391-465-324p. [Po: A.339.a.(I-III)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18.[74(1-104)]]
PG: (Paris: Leduc, [1798?]), 5 329p. [BNM: Vm2-572; X-308; D-6635; Po: A-339(C)]
Dossier: [AN: AJ/13/55]

Sources for revival (1808)
Dossier: [AN: AJ/13/55]

12. CASTOR ET POLLUX (Tragédie-opéra, 5a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1791), 51p. [Po: Liv.18[146]]
PM: 5 vols. 306-214-177-380-218p. [Po: A.340(1-5)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.19[59(1-146)]

13. HEUREUX STRATAGÈME (L') (Comédie lyrique, 2a.)

LM: unpaginated ms. copy [Po: Liv. M.47] 6
PM: 2 vols. 417-414p. [Po: A.341(1-2)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18[127(1-51)]
Dossier: [AN: AJ/13/55]

14.ŒiDIPE À THÈBES / Œdipe et Jocaste (Tragédie lyrique, 3a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1791), viii-56p. [Po: Liv.18[481]; ADS: ThB.1963; BnF: Rés-Yf-1461; Rés-Yf-1462; Z-Beuchot-1957]
PM: 3 vols. 205-346-265p. [Po: A.343(1-3)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18.[186(1-96)]

15. OFFRANDE À LA LIBERTÉ (L') (Scène patriotique)

PM: 1 vol. of fragments independently paginated [Po: A.344.A(a-e)] 7
PG: (Paris: Imbault, [1792]) [BNM: D-8667(1), L-4145]
PG including Parts: [BNM: Rés-H2-174]

Remaining sources at Po relate to revisions in 1848 and after, and are not catalogued here.

16. TRIOMPHE (LE) DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE, OU LE CAMP DE GRANDPRÉ (Divertissement lyrique, 1a.)

L1: (Paris: Baudouin, Desenne, Bailly/Imprimerie Nationale, n.d.), 23-[1]p. [Po: Liv.18[117]; Liv.18[866]; BnF: 8-Yf-137(17), Yf-8619, 8-Yth-17550,8-Yth-22391, 8-Yth-22716; Ars: GD-24064; ADS: 8-RF-27397]
PM: 1 vol. 344p. [Po: Rés.A.345.a.]
PM2: 1 vol. 481p. [Po: A.345.c]: fair copy, missing final divertissement.
Parts: [Po: Mat.18[264(1-114)]]
PG: (Paris: Mozin, Naderman/gravé par Huguet, 1793): ii-203p. [BL: H.453; BNM: Vm5-102, L-1008, D-4777]

17. APOTHÉOSE (L') DE BEAUREPAIRE, OU LA PATRIE RECONNAISSANTE (Opéra héroïque, 1a.)

L: [Title inverted: La Patrie reconnaissante ou l'Apothéose de Beaurepaire] (Paris: Imprimerie civique, 1793), 20p. [Po: Liv.18[504]]
PM: 1 vol. 381p. [Po: A.346]

18. MARIAGE (LE) DE FIGARO (Opéra, 5a.)

PM: 4 vols. 331-411-371-231p. [Po: A.348.a.I-IV]
PM2: 4 vols. [BNM: L.10.675(1-4)]

19. SIÈGE (LE) DE THIONVILLE (Drame lyrique, 2a.)

L: (Paris: Maradan, 1793), 30p. [Ars: GD-100; Po: Liv.18.[618]]
PM: 2 vols. 478-202p. [Po: A.349(I-II)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18[229(1-79)]]

20. FABIUS (Opéra/Tragédie lyrique, 3a.)  8

L1: (Paris: [Société des amis du commerce], 1792), 16p. [ADS: 8-RF-18885; BnF: 8-Yth-6367; Ars: GD-100063]
L2: (Paris: Imprimerie de l'Académie de musique, 1793/An 2) viii-37p. [Po: Liv.18[279]]
PM: 3 vols. 235-218-267p. [Po: A.350(I-III)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18[108(1-102)]]

21. MILTIADE À MARATHON (Opéra, 2a.)

L1: (Paris: Delormel, Seconde année républicaine), 31p. [Po: Liv.18.449]
L2: (Paris: Delormel, n.d.), 31p. [Po: Liv.18.450]
L3: (Paris: Roullet, 1797), 25p. [ADS: 8-RO-1512]
L4: "Seconde edition" (Paris: Roullet, An VI), 28p. [Ars: GD-14132]
PM: 2 vols. 397-236p. [Po: A.351(I-II)]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18[149(1-72)]

22. TOUTE LA GRÈCE, OU CE QUE PEUT LA LIBERTÉ (Tableau patriotique, 1a.)

L1: (Paris: Imprimerie des Sourds-muets/Huet, An II), 19p. [Po: Liv.18.679, BnF: 8-Yth-17434, 8-Yth-17435, 8-Yth-23345; ADS: 8-RF-16960; Ars: GD-109, GD-101, GD-18478]
L2: (Paris: Froullé, [1793]), 31p. [Po: Liv.18.872]. 9
PM: 1 vol. 413p. + 1 cahier de ballet [Po: A.354.a-b]

23. HORATIUS COCLÈS (Acte lyrique, 1a.)

L1: (Paris: Delormel, 1794), 26p. [Po: Liv.18.352; BNF: 8-Yth-8737; ADS: 8-RF-21228; Ars: GD-11731, GD-11733]
L2: (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.), 20p. [Ars: GD-108, GD-11732]
PM: 1 vol. 343p. [Po: A-355(a)]
PG: (Paris: Cousineau père et fils, n.d.), 104p. [Po: A.355b; A.355b2; BNM: Vm2-582, L-5854, D-7479]
PG2: (Paris: Editions françaises de musique Technisonor, 1974), 147p. [BNM: Vma.2811]
Parts: [Po: Mat.18.[132(1-92)]]

24. TOULON SOUMIS (Fait historique, 1a.)

L: (Paris: Delormel, 1794), 35p. [Po: Liv.18[867]; ADS: 8-RF-18052; Ars: GD-18437]
PM: 1 vol. 360p. [Po: Rés.A.356.a] 9

25. RÉUNION DU 10 AOÛT (LA), OU L'INAUGURATION DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE (Sans-culottide dramatique, 5a.)

L: (Paris: Imprimerie du journal des hommes libres/Vatar, An II), 42p. [Po: Liv.18.571; Ars: GD-23854]

  

A note on abbrevations in this list:

Shelfmarks are given for sources in Paris: libraries are abbreviated as follows: Po [Bibliothèque de l'Opéra, Paris] ; BnF: Bibliothèque nationale de  France; BNM: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département de la musique; ADS: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Arts du spectacle ; Ars: Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris.

This catalogue lists all copies of libretti, orchestral parts, and scores for works performed at the Opéra between 1789 and July 1794. It does not list fragments, such as manuscripts and published scores of individual arias, nor does it list later reprints, unless these are critical editions. It does reference production dossiers at the AN. It adopts the following abbreviations: L: libretto: P: score, M: manuscript; G: engraved (score); a: acts. Generic descriptors and numbers of acts are taken from the libretto, generally that printed by Delormel in the year of the premiere. Variant generic descriptors, from scores or alternative libretti, are given as notes.

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Notes

1. Described as "tragédie lyrique" in this source. Reverts to "tragédie" in the published score.
2. Described as "opéra" in the published and ms. scores.
3. This copy bound with 'Prologue de Tarare', 8p. (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.).
4. Missing since 1999 at Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal.
5. Date from BnF-Opale+, following Journal typographique, 8 Thermidor An VI.
6. Copy by Charles Nuittier, which claims "Non imprimé: v. Querard VIII.467."
7. The catalogue of Po, reproduced on Opale+ claims that the remaining sources from the same period were lost during the Opéra's tour of Belgium during December 1792–January 1793, during which, we must presume, performances of the work were given.
8. L1: 'Opéra'; L2: 'Tragédie lyrique'.
9. Described in this edition of L as an "épisode civique." Title-page states: "reçu avec autorisation le 24 septembre dernier, à l'Académie de Musique, Pour être représenté au plutôt."
10. Described as "opéra."

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