September 22, 2023

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110/ A voyage to Cythera (2): amid 30 French comedies of the 18th century

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The information ‘sister-arts’visualized in Fig.1 of the foregoing publish comprised 13 theatre-entertainments (comedy or comedian opera, ballet, pantomime) impressed by Cythera from 1700 to 1827, listed within the Oxford Information to Classical Mythology within the Arts 1300-Nineteen Nineties (1, Be aware 1.c). Nonetheless, the CESAR database of the French theatre between 1600 and 1800 affords essential complementary info (2). The Desk under reveals the mixed outcomes: 30 authors and 90 performances of all types in 10 cities. Particular consideration is given to the half performed by Charles-SimonFavart and his firm.

Desk 1. Theatre entertainments celebrating love on the legendary island Cythera

Legend: date of first efficiency, 12 monthsunknown/estimated; # = variety of performances

Sources: CESAR database (in black and blue); OXFORD Information (in crimsonand blue)

 

date

place

#

creator(s)

title

acts

sort

1700

Paris

 

Dancourt

Voyage to Cythera in ‘Les trois cousines’

3

comedy

1713

Paris

4

Tellier et al.

Les Pélerines de Cythère ou les Aventures d’Arlequin à Cythère

1

ballet, pantomime

1713

Paris

2

Fuselier

Les Pèlerins de Cythère

1

opéra comique, vaudeville

1715

Paris

1

Charpentier

Les Aventures de Cythère

1

intermède, vaudeville

1725

?

1

Carolet

Polichinelle racoleur d’amour ou la Milice de Cythère

1

comédie

1734

Paris

1

Ganeau

L’ Amour désoeuvré ou les vacances de Cythère

4

comédie, vaudeville

1738

Paris

5

Favart

Le Pouvoir de l’amour ou le Siège de Cythère, ou Cythère assiégée

3

comédie, musique, vaudeville

1742

Paris

1

Pannard

La Foire de Cythère

3

musique, opéra

1742

Paris

7

Favart

Le Prix de Cythère

1

opéra comique, vaudeville

1748

Bruxelles

13

Favart

Le Pouvoir de l’amour ou le Siège de Cythère, ou Cythère assiégée

1

opéra comique

1750

Paris

1

?

Les Captifs au serail de Cythère

vaudeville

1753

Berny

1

Laures

La Fête de Cythère

1

pantomime

1754

Paris

 

Noverre

Cythère assiégée

 

ballet

1759

Wien

?

Gluck

Cythère assiégée

1

comedian opera

1760

Bordeaux

1

Noverre

L’ Amour corsaire ou l’ embarquement pour Cythère

1

pièce, prose

1762

Bordeaux

1

Patras et al.

Esope à Cythère

ballet, pastorale

1762

Wien

 

Angiolini

La Citera assediata

 

ballet pantomine

1765

Paris

1

Grandval

La Médecine de Cythère

2

comédie

1766

Paris

1

Dancourt

Esope à Cythère

1

comédie

1770

Paris

1

Mussot

Les Audiences de Cythère

1

1770

Kassel

1

Lauchery

L’ Embarquement pour Cythère ou le triomphe de Vénus

1

opéra

1772

Rouen

1

 

Esope à Cythère

1

ballet, pastorale

1775

Paris

21

Gluck

Cythère assiégée

3

opéra ballet

1775

Paris

1

Falbaire

Le Navigateur de Cythère

1

héroïque, prose

1778

Paris

1

?

L’ Embarquement pour Cythère

1

comédie, prose

1778

Paris

2

Archambault

L’ Heure du berger  ou l’ horloge de Cythère

1

pantomime

1779

Paris

1

Archambault

L’ Embarquement pour Cythère

2

parade

1781

Toulouse

2

Dieulafoy

Les Dieux rivaux ou les réjouissances de Cythère

3

pastorale

1781

Paris

2

Rénout

L’ Ile des oiseleurs ou les oiseaux de Cythère

opéra comique

1786

Paris

1

Pompigny

La Fête de Cythère ou le double déguisement

1

opéra comique

1789

London

Didelot

L’ Embarquement pour Cythère

ballet

1791

London

Dauberval

Le Siège de Cythère

ballet

1793

Lyon

Gresnick

L’Amour exilé de Cythère

opera

1797

Paris

3

Berthevin

L’ Assemblée électorale à Cythère

2

ballet pantomine

1798

Paris

29

Petitain

Les Français à Cythère

1

opéra-comique

1805

Paris

Henry

L’Amour à Cythère

       2

ballet-pantomine

1813

Bruxelles

Vitzthumb

La cohorte d’Amour ou Le Siège de Cythère

ballet-pantomine

1827

London

D’Egville

Le Siège de Cythère

ballet-pantomine

 

On this checklist, Charles-Simon Favart (1710-1792) reveals nice successes together with his three-act comedy vaudeville beneath a number of titles ‘Le Pouvoir de l’amour’, ‘Le Siège de Cythère’, or ‘Cythère assiégée’: 5 occasions carried out in 1738-50 in Paris and 13 occasions in Brussels in 1748-73 as a one-act opera-comique, whereas one other one-act beneath the title Le Prix de Cythère’ was offered 7 occasions in 1742 in Paris. Moreover, Favart was the inspiration for Noverre’s ballet Cythère assiégée’, carried out in 1754 in Paris, and he was the librettist for Gluck’s opera Cythère assiégée’, carried out in Wien in 1759 as a one-act comedy-opera and a ballet-pantomine model ‘La Citera assediata’ by Angiolini in 1762, additionally in Wien. Gluck remodeled his comedy as a 3-act opera-ballet in Paris in 1775, very profitable with 21 performances.

Determine 1 Paperwork about entertainments by Favart / Gluch


 

 Favart’s manufacturing includes 10 volumes ‘Théatre de M. Favart, ou recueil…’, printed 1763-72, all properly preserved (3).

 

Determine 2 Title web page of Tome Septième with frontispiece ‘ Cythère assiégéee’,

designed by BOUCHER and engraved by COCHIN

 

 One of many volumes accommodates 42 creations by Marie-Justine Du Ronceray (1727-1772), referred to as Madame Favart, actress, dancer, musician, creator and principal inspiration for her husband. She is called the renovator of interpretation and stage costume (4). 

Determine 3 Portraits of C.S. Favart  and J. Du Ronceray,

by Du Ronceray, brother of Justine, 1760

Submit of Oct 23,2022 111/ A voyage to Cythera (3): amongst publishers and their faux imprints

 

Notes

1.    1. See Submit of 10 June 2022: 109/ A voyage to Cythera (1): amongst poets,painters and musicians 

2.    2. CESAR (Calendrier Electronique des Spectacles sous l’Ancien régime et sous la Révolution)is an excellent complete open entry web site, constantly developed by many contributors.

3.     3. There are 205 paperwork of Favart’s works in GALLICA, together with his ‘Mémoires et correspondance littéraires, dramatiques et anecdotiques’.

4.    4.  Additional particulars in ‘Justine et Charles-Simon Favart, couple phare de l’Opéra Comique’

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