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Les Cloches de Corneville (known in English as The Chimes of Normandy or The Bells of Corneville) is an opera-comique in three acts, composed by Robert Planquette to a French libretto by Louis Clairville and Charles Gabet based on a play by Gabet. It was first produced in Paris at the Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques, opening on 19 April 1877, running for 408 performances.

The operetta was then produced as The Chimes of Normandy at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on October 22, 1877. In London, it played at the Folly Theatre, with an English libretto by H. B. Farnie and Robert Reece, opening on 28 February 1878. At the same time, the production toured the provinces.

Dramatis Personæ

SERPOLETTE, the Good-for-Nothing
GERMAINE, the Lost Marchioness
Village Maidens:
  GERTRUDE
JEANNE
MANETTE
SUZANNE
HENRI, Marquis of Corneville
JEAN GRENICHEUX, a Fisherman
GASPARD, a Miser
THE BAILLI
REGISTRAR
ASSESSOR
NOTARY

MIDI Files

ACT I  -  Scene 1   -   A forest near the village of Corneville.

ACT I  -  Scene 2   -   The Fair of Corneville.

ACT II   -   A Hall in the Chateau of Corneville.

ACT III   -   A Park, with a statue and shubbery.

Supplementary Item.


External Links
Vocal Score at UR Research
Les Cloches de Corneville at Wikipedia

American Musical Theatre

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