Comte Ory, Le (‘Count Ory’)
- Richard Osborne
Opéra in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson after their own play; Paris, Opéra, 20 August 1828.
In 1817 Scribe and Delestre-Poirson wrote a one-act vaudeville on the exploits of the libidinous Count Ory, a real-life Don Juan who became the subject of a popular late 18th-century ballad. Rossini, in his turn, had written a coronation entertainment in ...