Alexandre Charles Lecocq


Alexandre Charles Lecocq

Alexandre Charles Lecocq (June 3, 1832, Paris – October 24, 1918, Paris) was a French musical composer. He was admitted into the Conservatoire in 1849, being already an accomplished pianist. He studied under Bazin, Halevy and Benoist, winning the first prize for harmony in 1850, and the second prize for fugue in 1852. He first gained notice by sharing with Bizet the first prize for an operetta in a competition instituted by Offenbach.

His opéra comique, "Le Docteur Miracle", was performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in 1857. After that he wrote constantly for theatres, but produced nothing worthy of mention until "Fleur-de-thé" (1868), which ran for more than a hundred nights. "Les cent vierges" (1872) was also favorably received, but all his previous successes were cast into the shade by "La fille de Madame Angot" (Brussels, 1872), which in Paris in 1873 was performed for more than 400 nights consecutively, and which has since gained and retained enormous popularity. [ [http://www.oldandsold.com/opera/opera-29.shtml Opera - La Fille De Madame Angot ] at www.oldandsold.com] After 1873 Lecocq produced a large number of operettas, though he never equalled his early triumph in "La fille de Madame Angot".

elected works

* "Le Docteur Miracle", opéra comique 1857
* "Fleur-de-thé", opéra bouffe 1868
* "Les cent vierges", opéra bouffe 1872
* "La fille de Madame Angot", opéra comique, Paris und London, 1873
* "Giroflé-Girofla", opéra bouffe Brussels 1874 [ [http://www.oldandsold.com/opera/opera-31.shtml Opera - Girofle-Girofla ] at www.oldandsold.com]
* "Les prés Saint-Gervais", opéra comique, Paris and London, 1874
* "La petite mariée", opéra bouffe Paris, 1875
* "Le petit duc", opéra comique Paris und London 1878
* "La petite mademoiselle", opéra comique Paris, 1879
* "Le jour et la nuit", opéra bouffe Paris, 1881
* "Le coeur et la main", opéra comique Paris, 1882
* "La princesse des Canaries", opéra bouffe Paris, 1883
* "Le cygne", ballet Paris, 1899
* "Yetta", opéra comique Brussels, 1903

External links

* [http://musicaltheatreguide.com/composers/lecocq/charles_lecocq.htm Stage works]
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References

*1911


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