Le devin du village ("The Village Soothsayer") is a one-act French opera (intermède) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who also wrote the libretto. It was the first work in the repertory of the Académie Royale de Musique for which the text and music were by the same author. It was first performed on 18 October 1752 before the royal court at Fontainebleau, and for the public, on 1 March 1753 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris.
Le devin du village, intermède. ביא הכפר; Le Devin du Village; L'indovino del villaggio; 鄉村中的占卜師; 乡村中的占卜师; Köy Falcısı. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Le devin du village ("The Village Soothsayer") is an interméde, a one-act opera by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who also wrote the libretto. It was first performed before the court at Fontainebleau on 18 October 1752 and at the Paris Opéra on 1 March 1753. King Louis XV loved the work so much that he offered Rousseau the great honor of a life pension. Rousseau refused the honor. However, the opera became one of the most popular of its day and brought him both wealth and fame. The opera was also performed at the wedding of the future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Perhaps Jean-Jacques Rousseaus Devin du Village has been waiting just for you for two centuries at the Theatre de la Reine at the Petit Trianon. On September 19, 1780, Marie-Antoinette was on stage, in costume, and was acting with her troop of aristocrats in front of a public of close friends. That evening, she was singing the role of Colette, the heroine of this one act opera composed in 1753 by the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, perhaps the most celebrated work of its time.
Rousseau: Devin du Village. Entrée de la jeunesse du village. René Clemencic, Alpe Adria Ensemble.
The opera Le Devin Du Village was first performed in 1752 when Rousseau was 41 and too set in his ways to think he could become good buddies with King Louis XV as the king was singing these songs.
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Home Composers Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, . J. Devin Du Village (Le). Scene 2: Air: Si des galants de la ville (Colette, Le Devin).
|Le Devin Du Village|
- Recorded At – Salle de la Mutualité, Paris
- Baritone Vocals [Le Devin] – Michel Roux
- Chorus – Raymond Saint-Paul*
- Composed By – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Libretto By – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Orchestra – Orchestre De Chambre Louis De Froment
- Soprano Vocals [Colette] – Janine Micheau
- Tenor Vocals [Colin] – Nicolai Gedda
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