Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Le bon seigneur (Opéra comique)

VB 25 (earlier VB 24)

  • Year of composition: Probably Paris 1784-1786 (1783-1786 according to van Boer's earlier datings; see more below)
  • Work category: Operetta / Comic opera
  • Text author: Unknown (according to a note in the reference exemplar at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket on van Boers later edition [see more below] the text is written by Jean-Auguste Jul[l]ien (called Desboulmiers)
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Instrumentation

2.0.0.2 / 2.0.0.0 / (cont) / str

Solo voices/choir

Lucette (soprano)
Perrine (soprano)
Le Bailli (alto)
Dumont (tenor)
Alexis (bass)

2 sopranos (Lucette, Perrine), 1 alto (Le Bailli), 1 tenor (Dumont), 1 bass (Alexis)

Location for score and part material

The copier Fredrik Samuel Silverstolpe's transcription exists in the collections at Uppsala University Library: Capsule 57:3a, 21. Si-S Le bon seigneur af Kraus (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer)

Literature

van Boer Jr, Bertil H: Die Werke von Joseph Martin Kraus. Systematisch-thematisches Werkverzeichnis, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music series no. 56, Stockholm (1988); an updated edition in English with a partly revised VB-numbering was published in 1998 by Pendragon Press under the title 'Joseph Martin Kraus. A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study'

Description of work

No. 1 (Aria): Importune richesse (Lucette)
No. 2 (Terzetto): Votre [Vôtre] Alexis arrive (Lucette, Perrine, Alexis)
No. 3 (Terzetto): Aux charmes de l'espérance (Lucette, Le Bailli, Alexis)
No. 4 (Aria): D'un refus je serois [sic] surpris
No. 5 (Quartet): Ah quel bonheur (Lucette, Perrine, Le Bailli, Alexis)


Libretto/text

No. 1 (Aria): Importune richesse, tu n'es rien à mes (Lucette)

No. 2 (Terzetto): Vôtre Alexis arrive, et vous (Lucette, Perrine, Alexis)

No. 3 (Terzetto): Aux charmes de l'espérance (Lucette, Le Bailli, Alexis)

No. 4 (Aria): D'un refus je serois [sic] surpris

No. 5 (Quartet): Ah quel bonheur! Quelle allégresse! J'obtiens (Lucette, Perrine, Le Bailli, Alexis)