Roméo et Juliette (Steibelt, Daniel)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Daniel Steibelt, n.d.[1793].
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For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello (Gebauer)

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General Information

Work Title Roméo et Juliette
Alternative. Title Roméo et Juliette, Opéra en trois actes, en prose
Composer Steibelt, Daniel
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDS 37
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1793-10-09 in Paris, Théâtre Feydeau
First Publication. 1793 - Paris: Composer
Librettist Joseph-Alexandre de Ségur (1756–1805) (somewhat after William Shakespeare?)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra (flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, timpani, strings)
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Misc. Comments

Opéra comique.

comique??? according to whom? The title page of the composer-published version (the preferred reference, I'd imagine) just has "Opera" in 3 acts and prose. Where is there a reference to comic opera?. Besides, a comic version of the tragedy Romeo and Juliet seems a bit hard to stomach. Opéra-comique does, it's true, appear in several library entries- as a place of premiere/performance (the Opéra-comique de Paris) only. - ES

Please note: this work is indeed an "opéra comique" because it uses spoken dialog in between the sung numbers rather than recitative. In this sense, the term "opéra comique" has nothing to do with the nature of the plot, comic or otherwise. One should not take that generic designation as indicating that this work is a "comic version" in any way. --abz (4/18/16)

  • If the composer or publisher did not so refer to it, however, we do not so tag it. Sometimes we still don't tag it, as with "melodies" (a tag we only use if: the composer or immediate publisher used it, the composer was French, and the text is French, etc.- all these conditions need to be fulfilled)...) - but we do not tag an opera as opera comique unless the composer or their publisher (or at best their contemporaries) provably considered it so. It is not sufficient that we so consider it.

(Chorus enters on page 123 of full score.) - ES