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Comte Ory, Le (‘Count Ory’)locked

  • Richard Osborne

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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 ...

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