The Lovely Page (Meyerbeer)
Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer's 'grand opéra' in five acts, was begun in 1831 and first performed in Paris in 1836, to a French libretto by Eugène Scribe (1791–1861) and Émile Deschamps (1791–1871). Urbain's cavatina ('Une dame noble et sage') occurs in Act I (No. 12).
Tchaikovsky wrote his translation into a German edition of the score , which is now preserved in the Russian National Museum of Music in Moscow (ф. 88, No. 175) [view]. The translation was published by Pyotr Jurgenson in 1868 , with parallel Russian and German text.
Notes and References
- Entitled "A Lady So Noble and Wise" in TH.
- Cavatina. Das Lied des Pagen aus der Oper "Hugenotten" (Moscow: Magazin de musique Orphée, 1862).
- Passed by the censor on 5/17 June 1868.