This is a complete list of the operas and operettas of the French composer Charles Lecocq (1832–1918).
Lecocq wrote 21 opéras comiques, 12 opéras bouffes, eight opérettes, two 'opérettes bouffes'. two 'opérettes de salon', two 'saynètes', and one each of the following: 'bluette bouffe', 'comédie-musicale', 'féerie', 'folie parée et masquée', 'opéra monologue', 'pantomime', 'scéne', 'vaudeville' and 'vaudeville-opérette'.
|Title||Genre||Subdivisions||Libretto||Première date||Place, theatre|
|Le Docteur Miracle||opéra comique||1 act||Léon Battu and Ludovic Halévy||8 April 1857||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Huis-Clos||opérette||1 act||Adolphe Guénée and E. Marquet||29 January 1859||Paris, Folies-Nouvelles|
|Les prés Saint-Gervais||opéra comique||3 acts||Victorien Sardou and Philippe Gille||24 April 1862||Paris, Théâtre des Variétés|
|Le baiser à la porte||opérette de salon||1 act||Jules de la Guette||26 March 1864||Paris, Folies-Marigny|
|Liline et Valentin||opérette de salon||1 act||Jules de la Guette||25 May 1864?||Paris, Folies-Marigny|
|Les ondines au champagne||opérette||1 act||Hippolyte Lefèbvre, Jules Pélissié (Victorien Sardou) and Merle||3 September 1865 or 1866||Paris, Folies-Marigny|
|Le myosotis||opérette bouffe||1 act||A. de Noé and William Busnach||2 or 3 May 1866||Paris, Théâtre du Palais-Royal|
|Le cabaret de Ramponneau||opérette||1 act||Jules Le Sire and Amédée Boudin||11 October 1867?||Paris, Folies-Marigny|
|L'amour et son carquois||opéra bouffe||2 acts||A.J.R. Delbès and E. Marquet||30 January 1868||Paris, Athénée|
|Fleur-de-Thé||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||11 April 1868||Paris, Athénée|
|Les jumeaux de Bergame||opéra comique||1 act||William Busnach||20 November 1868||Paris, Athénée|
|Le carnaval d'un merle blanc||folie parée et masquée||3 acts||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||10 December 1868||Paris, Théâtre du Palais-Royal|
|Gandolfo||opérette||1 act||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||16 January 1869||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Deux portières pour un cordon||scène||1 act||Lucian and Hippolyte Lefèbvre||19 March 1869||Paris, Théâtre du Palais-Royal|
|Le rajah de Mysore||opérette bouffe||1 act||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||21 September 1869||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Le beau Dunois||opéra bouffe||1 act||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||13 April 1870||Paris, Théâtre des Variétés|
|Le testament de M. de Crac||opéra bouffe||1 act||Jules Moinaux||23 October 1871||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Le barbier de Trouville||bluette bouffe||1 act||Adolphe Jaime and Jules Noriac||19 November 1871||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Sauvons la caisse||opérette||1 act||Jules de la Guette||1871||Paris, Tertulia|
|Les cent vierges||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Clairville, Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||16 or 17 March 1872||Brussels, Théâtre des Fantaisies-Parisiennes|
|La fille de Madame Angot||opéra comique||3 acts||Louis-François Clairville, Victor Koning and Paul Siraudin||4 December 1872||Brussels, Théâtre des Fantaisies-Parisiennes|
|Le fils de Madame Angot||opérette||1 act||G. Dorfeuil||25 September 1873||Paris, Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse|
|La résurrection de la mère Angot||saynète||1 act||Louis-François Clairville||24 February 1874||Paris, Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques|
|Giroflé-Girofla||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||21 March 1874||Brussels, Théâtre des Fantaisies-Parisiennes|
|Les prés Saint-Gervais||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Victorien Sardou and Philippe Gille||14 November 1874||Paris, Théâtre des Variétés|
|Le pompon||opéra comique||3 acts||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||10 November 1875||Paris, Folies-Dramatiques|
|La petite mariée||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||21 December 1875||Paris, Renaissance|
|Kosiki||opéra comique||3 acts||William Busnach and Armand Liorat||18 October 1876||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|La Marjolaine||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||3 February 1877||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|Le petit duc||opéra comique||3 acts||Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy||25 January 1878||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|La Camargo||opéra comique||3 acts||Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||20 November 1878||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|Le grand Casimir||opérette||3 acts||Jules Prével and Albert de Saint-Albin||11 January 1879||Paris, Variétés|
|La petite mademoiselle||opéra comique||3 acts||Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy||12 April 1879||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|La jolie Persane||opéra comique||3 acts||Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||28 October 1879||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|L'arbre de Noël (with Georges Jacobi)||'féerie'||30 tableaux||Arnold Mortier, Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||1880||Paris, Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin|
|Janot||opéra comique||3 acts||Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy||21 January 1881||Paris, Théâtre de la Renaissance|
|La roussotte (with Hervé and Marius Boulard)||vaudeville-opérette||3 acts||Albert Millaud, Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy||26 or 28 January 1881||Paris, Variétés|
|Le jour et la nuit||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo||5 November 1881||Paris, Théâtre des Nouveautés|
|Le coeur et la main||opéra comique||3 acts||Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaume||19 October 1882||Paris, Nouveautés|
|La princesse des Canaries||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||9 February 1883||Paris, Folies-Dramatiques|
|L'oiseau bleu||opéra comique||3 acts||Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru||16 January 1884||Paris, Nouveautés|
|La vie mondaine||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Émile de Najac and Paul Ferrier||13 February 1885||Paris, Nouveautés|
|Plutus||opéra comique||3 acts||Albert Millaud and Gaston Jollivet||31 March 1886||Paris, Opéra-Comique|
|Les grenadiers de Mont-Cornette||opéra bouffe||3 acts||Louis Péricaud, Lucien Delormel and Édouard Philippe||4 January 1887||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Ali-Baba||opéra comique||4 acts||Albert Vanloo and William Busnach||11 November 1887||Brussels, Alhambra|
|La volière||opéra comique||3 acts||Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaume||11 or 12 February 1888||Paris, Nouveautés|
|L'égyptienne||opéra comique||3 acts||Henri Chivot, Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaume||8 November 1890||Paris, Folies-Dramatiques|
|Nos bons chasseurs||vaudeville||3 acts||Paul Bilhaud and Michel Carré||10 April 1894||Paris, Nouveau-Théâtre|
|Ninette||opéra comique||3 acts||Charles Clairville fils, Ch. Hubert, G. Lebeaut and Ch. de Trogoff||28 February 1896||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Ruse d'amour||saynète||1 act||Stéphane Bordèse||26 June 1897||Paris, Bodinière|
|Barbe-Bleue||pantomime||R. de Saint-Geniès||1898||Paris, Olympia (Paris)|
|La belle au bois dormant||opéra comique||3 acts||Georges Duval and Albert Vanloo||19 February 1900||Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens|
|Yetta||opéra comique||3 acts||Fernand Beissier||7 or 8 March 1903||Brussels, Galeries Saint-Hubert|
|Rose Mousse||comédie musicale||1 act||André Alexandre and Peter Carin||28 January 1904||Paris, Théâtre des Capucines|
|La salutiste||opéra monologue||1 act||Fernand Beissier||14 January 1905||Paris, Théâtre des Capucines|
|La trahison de Pan||opéra comique||1 act||Stéphane Bordèse||13 September 1911||Aix-les-Bains, Théâtre du Cercle|
(with Rodolphe Berger, Charles Cuvillier, Jules Erlanger,
Reynaldo Hahn, Henri Hirchmann, Louis Lecombe,
Xavier Leroux, André Messager, Willy Redstone
and Paul Vidal)
|opérette||3 acts||Paul Ferrier||22 March 1914||Paris, Olympia|
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Le petite mariée is a three-act opéra-bouffe, with music by Charles Lecocq and libretto by Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo. It was first performed at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, Paris on 21 December 1875. The opera, set in 16th-century Italy, depicts the farcical complications after the hero is caught in flagrante with the local grandee's wife.
La belle au bois dormant is an opéra comique in three acts with music by Charles Lecocq and words by Albert Vanloo and Georges Duval. It is a retelling, with modifications, of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The princess wakes from her long sleep and falls in love not with Prince Charming but with his companion, but all is well in the end.
La roussotte is a French vaudeville-opérette in three acts with a prologue. The words were written by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, and Albert Millaud, and the music composed by Hervé, Charles Lecocq, and Marius Boullard. It was first performed on 28 January 1881 at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris with Anna Judic in the title role. Although not quite as successful as Niniche (1878) or Mam'zelle Nitouche (1882), it was given over a hundred times in its first run, and Judic performed it around the world on tour as part of her repertoire.
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