Adolphe de Leuven

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Adolphe de Leuven , actually Comte Adolphe de 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 murder of King Gustav III. of Sweden was involved. He wrote over 170 plays and libretti, of which the opera Der Postillon von Lonjumeau by Adolphe Adam was particularly well known. Like several others, he wrote this piece together with Léon-Lévy Brunswick . Together with Camille du Locle , he was co-director of the Opéra-Comique in Paris from 1862 to 1874.

The libretto to Le brasseur de Preston , another Adam opera, served Johann Nestroy as a template for his farce The Dyer and his twin brother .

Works (selection)

  • with Adolphe Adam, Léon-Lévy Brunswick , Jean-Baptiste Chollet, Geneviève-Aimée-Zoë Prévost: Le postillon de Lonjumeau, opéra-comique en trois actes. Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique-Bourse, Paris 1836, OCLC 691860417 .
  • with Adolphe d'Ennery; Adolphe Adam: La rose de Péronne. Opéra-comique en trois actes. (= France dramatique au dix-neuvième siècle. ) Barba, Paris 1841, OCLC 31995608 .
  • with Arthur de Beauplan, Adolphe Adam: La poupée de Nuremberg , opéra-comique en un acte. D. Giraud et J. Dagneau, Paris around 1852, OCLC 46761101 .


  • Lesley A. Wright: Adolphe de Leuven. in: Dictionnaire de la musique en France au XIX siècle. Fayard, Paris 2003, ISBN 2-213-59316-7 .

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