Adolphe de Leuven

Adolphe de Leuven Adolphe de Comte actually ribbing, pseudonym also Grenvallet (* 1800, † April 14, 1884 ) was a French theater director and librettist.


Leuven was the son of Adolph Ribbing, who together with Jacob Johan Anckarström and other conspirators in the assassination of King Gustav III. was involved from Sweden. He wrote more than 170 plays and libretti, of which particularly the opera The postilion of Lonjumeau by Adolphe Adam was known. This piece he wrote as a few others together with Léon Lévy Brunswick. Along with Camille du Locle, he was co-director of the Opéra -Comique of Paris from 1862 to 1874.

The libretto for Le brasseur de Preston, another Adam 's opera, Johann Nestroy served as the model for his Posse The dyer and his twin brother.

Works (selection)

  • With Adolphe Adam, Léon Lévy Brunswick, Jean -Baptiste Chollet, Geneviève- Aimée - Zoë Prévost: Le postilion de Lonjumeau, opéra comique en trois actes. Théâtre de l' Opéra -Comique - Bourse, Paris 1836, OCLC 691,860,417th
  • With Adolphe d' Ennery; Adolphe Adam: La rose de Peronne. Opéra comique en trois actes. ( = Dramatique France au dix- neuvième siècle. ) Barba, Paris 1841, OCLC 31,995,608th
  • With Arthur de Beauplan, Adolphe Adam: La poupée de Nuremberg, opéra comique en un acte. D. Giraud et J. Dagneau, Paris about 1852, OCLC 46,761,101th

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