Librettos


An important goal of the OEK is to trace the genesis of each work by displaying all available sketches, first versions, and revisions. These so-called "censory libretti" are especially valuable documents in a work’s history. They are hand-written first versions of the text books as submitted to the Parisian or Viennese Office of Censorship. As they still contain the marks and remarks of their authors as well as their censors they offer an exciting insight into the original conceptions of the authors and put the final version for the theatre in context. So far the following censory libretti are available as new editions for non-commercial purposes (protected PDF files for online view).

 

Le 66 (F, 1856)
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Barbe-Bleue (F, 1869)
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La Belle Hélène
(F, 1864)
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La Bonne d’Enfant (F, 1856)
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Boule de Neige (F, 1871)
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Les Braconniers (F, 1873)
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Les Brigands (F, 1869)
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Bruschino (F, 1857)
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La Chanson de Fortunio (F, 1861)
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La Chatte métamorphosée (F, 1858)
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Le Congrès du Plat d’Étain (F, 1869)
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Croquefer (F, 1857)
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Daphnis et Chloé (F, 1860)
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Les Deux Aveugles (F, 1855)
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Les Deux Pêcheurs (F, 1857)
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La Diva (F, 1869)
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Dragonette (F, 1857)
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L’Enfant Trouvère (F, 1857)
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Fantasio (F, 1872)
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Le Fifre enchanté (F, 1868)
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Geneviève de Brabant (F, 1859)
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Les Géorgiennes (F, 1864)
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La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (F, 1867)
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La Haine (F, 1874)
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Les Hannetons
(F, 1875)
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L’Ile de Tulipatan (F, 1868)
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Jeanne qui pleure et Jean qui rit (F, 1865)
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Lischen et Fritzchen (F, 1863/64)
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Mesdames de la Halle (F, 1858)
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Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui (F, 1861)
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Monsieur et Madame Denis (F, 1862)
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Moucheron (F, 1881)
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L’Oiseau bleu (F, 1878)
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Oyayaye, ou la Reine des Îles (F, 1855)
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La Périchole (G, 1868 + additions for Vienna)
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La Périchole (F,1868)
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Pierrette et Jacquot (F, 1876)
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Le Pont des Soupirs (F, 1861)
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La Princesse de Trébizonde (F, 1869)
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Les Refrains des Bouffes (F, 1865)
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Le Roman comique (F, 1861)
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La Romance de la Rose (F, 1869)
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Le Savetier et le Financier
(F, 1856)
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Signor Fagotto (G, 1867)
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La Tradition (F, 1863)
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Trafalgar – Sur un volcan (F)
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Les Trois Baisers du Diable (F, 1857)
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Tschin-Tschin (G, 1898)
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Une Demoiselle en Loterie (F, 1857)
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Vent du Soir (F, 1857)
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La Vie parisienne (G, 1867)
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La Vie parisienne (F, 1866/1873)
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Le Voyage dans la Lune (F, 1875)
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Le Voyage de MM. Dunanan Père et Fils (F, 1862)
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Whittington et son Chat (F, 1875)
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