|Les cloches de Corneville|
|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Distributed by||International Exhibitors|
Les cloches de Corneville is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Elsie Craven, Moya Mannering and Leslie Stiles. It was based on the 1876 French opera Les cloches de Corneville by Robert Planquette. It was made at Bushey Studios.
This article is about music-related events in 1877.
Jean Robert Planquette was a French composer of songs and operettas.
Antiformalist Rayok also known as A Learner's Manual, without opus number, is a satirical cantata for four voices, chorus, and piano by Dmitri Shostakovich. It is subtitled As an aid to students: the struggle of the realistic and formalistic directions in music. It satirizes the conferences that resulted from the Zhdanov decree of 1948 and the anti-formalism campaign in Soviet arts which followed it. The work includes quotations from speeches by Zhdanov. It also contains musical quotations from "Kalinka" and "Suliko", the latter Joseph Stalin's favorite song, as well as Robert Planquette's operetta Les cloches de Corneville. Antiformalist Rayok was not performed publicly during the composer's lifetime. It was premiered in 1989.
The Dickson Experimental Sound Film is a film made by William Dickson in late 1894 or early 1895. It is the first known film with live-recorded sound and appears to be the first motion picture made for the Kinetophone, the proto-sound-film system developed by Dickson and Thomas Edison. The film was produced at the "Black Maria", Edison's New Jersey film studio. There is no evidence that it was ever exhibited in its original format.
Les cloches de Corneville is an opéra-comique in three acts, composed by Robert Planquette to a libretto by Louis Clairville and Charles Gabet.
Ilka Pálmay, born Ilona Petráss, was a Hungarian-born singer and actress. Pálmay began her stage career in Hungary by 1880, and by the early 1890s, she was creating leading roles in opera and operetta at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. She was married to Austrian Count Eugen Kinsky in the early 1890s.
Henry Brougham Farnie, often called H. B. Farnie, was a British librettist and adapter of French operettas and an author. Some of his English-language versions of operettas became record-setting hits on the London stage of the 1870s and 1880s, strongly competing with the Gilbert and Sullivan operas being played at the same time.
Clara T. Bracy was an English stage and silent film actress.
Robert Reece was a British comic playwright and librettist active in the Victorian era. He wrote many successful musical burlesques, comic operas, farces and adaptations from the French, including the English-language adaptation of the operetta Les cloches de Corneville, which became the longest-running piece of musical theatre in history up to that time. He sometimes collaborated with Henry Brougham Farnie or others.
The Chimes is a short 1844 novel by Charles Dickens.
Jean Doussard is a French conductor.
Juliette-Joséphine Simon-Girard was a French soprano, principally in operetta. Her father, Philippe Lockroy, was an actor at the Comédie Française, and her mother was Caroline Girard, of the Opéra-Comique.
Nicolas-Marie Simon, known as Simon-Max, was a French tenor who was mainly active in Paris in the field of opera-bouffe.
The Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques was a theatre in Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries. Opened first in 1832 in the site of the old Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique on the Boulevard du Temple, under Frédérick Lemaître it became a noted venue for the genre of mélodrame.
Ben Field (1876–1939) was a British actor.
Violet Lydia Thompson, known professionally as Violet Cameron, was an English actress and singer who gained fame in Robert Planquette's operettas Les cloches de Corneville and Rip Van Winkle, and Francis Chassaigne's opéra bouffe Falka, and notoriety for her affair with Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale.
Maria Conchita Gélabert (1857–1922) was a lyrical artist and actress of Spanish origin who performed in France at the end of the 19th century.
Harry J. Lonsdale was a British born actor stage and silent film actor. He played leading parts. and married stage actress Alice Lonnon and then divorced.
Emma Chambers (1848–1933) was an English mezzo-soprano who was popular in Australia.
Félice Rose Delaunay was a French operatic soprano. After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris, she made her début in May 1882 at the Opéra-Comique as Isabelle in Ferdinand Hérold's Pré aux clercs. After performing leading roles at the Opéra-Comique until 1886, she appeared in various provincial theatres and travelled as far as Cairo. The date of her death is not known but she celebrated her diamond wedding with her husband, the actor Louis Delaunay, in April 1937.