In line with Offenbach's operettas, this "omelet round" presents a cooking recipe that is as absurd as it is indigestible. The style is offset, cheerful and full of humor. Léo Delibes was only 23 years old when he composed L'OMELETTE A LA FOLLEMBUCHE, an opera-buffa in one act.
The librettists Marc Michel and Eugène Labiche are already known for their light and full-fledged plays (the "Italian straw hat" is from 1851).
Music and harmony do not present any particular difficulties and happily accompany these "crazy" words !
Restitution from the original manuscript (dated February 1888) by Léo Delibes.
This score was also published under the title "A Notre-Dame du Chêne" by Vion in Sarthe.
Some measures are to be sung by 3 women voices. The organ (or harmonium)...
Restitution from the Léo Delibes's original manuscript.
Philippe GILLE (1831-1901), journalist, essayist and librettist collaborated with Léo Delibes among others for the libretto of the opera LAKMÉ. Its text is representative of the poetry,...
Restitution from the original manuscript of Léo Delibes.
The text is representative of the second half of the 19th century by its moral and "educational" aspect was set to music by several composers.
The version for 4 mixed voices has so far...
MeF 859 - Claude Debussy: Two songs of Charles d'Orléans (1898 version).
Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) "Deux Chansons de Charles d'Orléans" composed in April 1898, foreshadows the famous "Trois Chansons" that were to be published in 1908.