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Testament de la tante Caroline, Le [Testament Tety Karoliny] (‘Aunt Caroline’s Will’)locked

  • Richard Langham Smith

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Opéra bouffe in three acts by Albert Roussel to a libretto by Nino (pseudonym of Michel Veber); Olomouc, 14 November 1936.

Composed in 1932–3, this lightweight operetta bears little resemblance to Roussel’s more serious operas. He claimed the success of the operettas of Honegger and Ibert as encouragement to try a work of this nature. He described it as ‘a sort of ...

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