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Composer: Grétry, André (1741-1813)

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Year of birth1741
Year of death1813
NationalityBelgium
PeriodClassical
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Grétry’s Raoul Barbe-bleue in Trondheim

Matthieu Lécroart (Raoul) © Leikny Havik Skjærseth
The Trøndelag Teater presents an opéra comique by André Grétry in a brilliant production by Julien Lubek and Cécile Roussat, under the inspired musical direction of Martin Wåhlberg.
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Sublimely ridiculous: Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux

Another ancient hit revived and delivered with panache by Sydney-based Pinchgut Opera: Gretry's L'Amant jaloux (1778) proved it still could raise laughs, aided by a superb cast. 
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Bampton Classical Opera revives little-known operas by Philidor and Grétry

©  Bampton Classical Opera
Bampton Classical Opera is a company dedicated to performing rarely-performed 18th-century operas, and every summer they stage a new production with a cast of young and upcoming singers at their base in Bampton in Oxfordshire. This year’s production was a double-bill of French opéras comiques by Philidor and Grétry, which they brought to London’s St John’s Smith Square last week.
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Tricentenaire de l'Opéra Comique

Patricia Petibon, Frédéric Antoun © Pierre Grosbois
Cette saison, l’Opéra Comique fête ses 300 ans. Intitulé « Si l’Opéra Comique m’était conté », le gala célébrant le tricentenaire de l'institution retraçait son histoire en donnant un aperçu des créations emblématiques du lieu. Une frise chronologique efficace et très bien servie.
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