This is a list of the complete operas of the French composer François-André Danican Philidor (1726–1795).
One of the early masters of the opéra comique, he wrote 27 works in this genre, as well as 3 tragédies lyriques.
|Title||Genre||Subdivisions||Libretto||Première date||Place, theatre|
|Le diable à quatre, ou La double métamorphose, together with Jean-Louis Laruette||opéra comique||3 acts||Michel-Jean Sedaine||19 August 1756||Paris, Foire St Laurent|
|Blaise le savetier , also as: The Landlord Outwitted or The Cobbler's Wife||opéra comique||1 act||Michel-Jean Sedaine, after Jean de La Fontaine||9 March 1759||Paris, Foire St Germain|
|L'huître et les plaideurs, ou Le tribunal de la chicane||opéra comique||1 act||Michel-Jean Sedaine||17 September 1759||Paris, Foire St Laurent|
|Le quiproquo, ou Le volage fixé||opéra comique||1 act||Moustou||6 March 1760||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Hôtel de Bourgogne|
|Le soldat magicien||opéra comique||1 act||Louis Anseaume||14 August 1760||Paris, Foire St Laurent|
|Le jardinier et son seigneur||opéra comique||1 act||Michel-Jean Sedaine||18 February 1761||Paris, Foire St Germain|
|Le maréchal ferrant||opéra comique||2 acts||Antoine François Quétant, after Boccaccio||22 August 1761||Paris, Foire St Laurent|
|Sancho Pança dans son isle||opéra comique||1 act||Antoine Alexandre Henry Poinsinet, after Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote (1605)||8 July 1762||Paris, Comédie-Italienne (Opéra-Comique), Bourgogne|
|Le bûcheron, ou Les trois souhaits||opéra comique||1 act||Jean-François Guichard and Nicolas Castet||28 February 1763||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|La bagarre||opéra comique||1 act||Jean-François Guichard and Antoine Alexandre Henry Poinsinet||4 July 1763||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Les fêtes de la paix||opéra comique||1 act||Charles-Simon Favart||4 July 1763||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Le sorcier||opéra comique||2 acts||Antoine Alexandre Henry Poinsinet||2 January 1764||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Tom Jones||opéra comique||1 act; rev. 3 acts||Antoine Alexandre Henry Poinsinet, after Henry Fielding, revised by Michel-Jean Sedaine||17 February 1765, revised 30 January 1766||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne,|
|Le tonnelier, together with Charles-Guillaume Alexandre, Giovanni Ciampalanti, François-Joseph Gossec, Václav Josef Kohaut, Johann Schobert and Jean-Claude Trial||opéra comique||1 act||Nicolas-Médard Audinot and Antoine-François Quétant, after Jean de La Fontaine's Le cuvier||16 March 1765||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Ernelinde, princesse de Norvège , revised as Sandomir, prince de Dannemarck, 2nd rev. Ernelinde||tragédie lyrique||3 acts, 2nd rev.: 5 acts||Antoine Alexandre Henry Poinsinet, after Francesco Silvani's La fede tradita, e vendicata||24 November 1767, revised 24 January 1769 and 11 December 1773||Paris, Académie Royale de Musique, Théâtre des Tuileries, and Versailles (1773)|
|Le jardinier de Sidon||opéra comique||2 acts||Roger-Timothée Régnard de Pleinchesne, after Il re pastore by Metastasio||18 July 1768||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|L'amant dégiusé, ou Le jardinier supposé||opéra comique||1 act||Charles-Simon Favart and Claude-Henri de Fuzée de Voisenon||2 September 1769||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|La Rosière de Salency , together with Adolphe Blaise, Egidio Duni, Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny and Gottfried van Swieten||opéra comique||3 acts||Charles-Simon Favart||25 October 1769||Fontainebleau|
|La nouvelles école des femmes||opéra comique||3 acts||Alexandre Guillaume Mouslier de Moissy||22 January 1770||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Le bon fils||opéra comique||1 act||François-Antoine Devaux and Guillaume-Antoine Lemonnier||11 January 1773||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Zémire et Mélide (Mélide, ou Le navigateur)||opéra comique||2 acts||Charles George Fenouillet de Falbaire||30 October 1773||Fontainebleau; a version with 3 acts was planned for the Académie Royale de Musique|
|Berthe, together with H. Botson, François-Joseph Gossec and Ignaz Vitzthumb (lost)||opéra comique||3 acts||Roger-Timothée Régnard de Pleinchesne, after Les deux reines ou Adélaide de Hongrie by Claude-Joseph Dorat and Berthe aus grans piés by Adénès Li Rois||18 January 1775||Brussels, La Monnaie|
|Les femmes vengées, ou Les feintes infidélités||opéra comique||1 act||Michel-Jean Sedaine||20 March 1775||Paris, Comédie-Italienne, Bourgogne|
|Protogène||opéra comique||Michel-Jean Sedaine||incomplete and unperformed|
|Persée||tragédie lyrique||3 acts||Jean-François Marmontel, after Philippe Quinault||27 October 1780||Paris, Académie Royale de Musique, Théâtre du Palais-Royal|
|Thémistocle||tragédie lyrique||3 acts||Étienne Morel de Chédeville||13 October 1785||Fontainebleau|
|L'amitié au village||opéra comique||Desforges (pseudonym of Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Choudard)||18 October 1785||Fontainebleau|
|La belle esclave, ou Valcour et Zéïla||opéra comique||1 act||Antoine Jean Dumaniant||18 September 1787||Paris, Théâtre du Comte de Beaujolais|
|Le mari comme il les faudrait tous, ou La nouvelle école des maris||opéra comique||1 act||de Senne||12 November 1788||Paris, Théâtre du Comte de Beaujolais|
|Bélisaire (3rd act by Henri-Montan Berton)||opéra comique||3 acts||Auguste-Louis Bertin d'Antilly, after Jean-François Marmontel||3 October 1796||Paris, Opéra-Comique, Salle Favart I|
François-André Danican Philidor, often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He is also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century. A well-known chess opening and a checkmate method are both named after him.
Philidor (Filidor) or Danican Philidor was a family of musicians that served as court musicians to the French kings. The original name of the family was Danican (D'Anican) and was of Scottish origin (Duncan). Philidor was a later addition to the family name, given first to Michel the elder by Louis XIII because his oboe playing reminded the king of an Italian virtuoso oboist named Filidori. Both Michel the younger and Jean played in the Grande Écurie in Paris. Later members of the family were known as composers as well. One of them was a chess master.
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Tom Jones is a comédie mêlée d'ariettes, a kind of opéra comique, by the French composer François-André Danican Philidor which first appeared at the Comédie-Italienne, Paris, on 27 February 1765. Its French libretto, by Antoine-Alexandre-Henri Poisenet and Bertin Davesne, is loosely based on the novel by Henry Fielding.
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Le maréchal ferrant is a 1761 French two-act opéra comique with spoken dialogue and music composed by François-André Danican Philidor as well as several vaudevilles, which were typically included in opéras comiques of the time. The libretto is by Antoine-François Quétant, after one of the stories in Boccaccio's Decameron, with verses for the ariettes by Louis Anseaume and a plan devised by Serrière.
Ernelinde, princesse de Norvège is a three-act operatic tragédie lyrique, by the French composer François-André Danican Philidor. The libretto was by Antoine-Alexandre-Henri Poinsinet, after Francesco Silvani's opera libretto La fede tradita, e vendicata.
Jean Danican (D'Anican) Philidor was a court musician at Versailles during the reign of Louis XIII, and a member of the prestigious Philidor family. The name Philidor was conferred upon Jean's elder brother, Michel Danican, by Louis XIII, when his oboe playing reminded the monarch of the Italian virtuoso oboe player, Filidori of Siena; however, Michel never formally adopted the surname. Jean is the first individual to be found documented as "Danican dit Filidor", and evidence implies that he assumed the name at the time of his brother's death, in 1659.
Persée (Perseus) is an opera by the French composer François-André Danican Philidor first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique, Paris on 24 October 1780. It takes the form of a tragédie lyrique in three acts. The text is a reworking, by Jean-François Marmontel, of a libretto by Philippe Quinault, originally set by Jean-Baptiste Lully in 1682. Philidor's version was not a success.
Thémistocle (Themistocles) is an opera by the French composer François-André Danican Philidor, first performed at Fontainebleau on 13 October 1785. It transferred to the Académie Royale de Musique, Paris on 23 May 1786. It takes the form of a tragédie lyrique in three acts. The libretto, by Étienne Morel de Chédeville, is based on the life of the ancient Greek statesman Themistocles.
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Events from the year 1726 in France.
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Louis-Augustin Richer was a French classical singer, singing professor and composer. He was a member of a family of musicians from Versailles who also had close ties to the family of André Danican Philidor. He gained prominence as a singer at the courts of Louis XV and Louis XV and also served as maître de musique for the courts of the Duke of Chartres and the Duke of Bourbon. After the abolition of the monarchy during the French Revolution, Richer became a professor at the Paris Conservatory. He died in Paris at the age of 78.
Les femmes vengées is a 1775 opéra-comique by François-André Danican Philidor.
Sancho Pança dans son isle is a 1762 opera by François-André Danican Philidor to a libretto by Antoine-Alexandre-Henri Poinsinet. It premiered at the Comédie Italienne on July 8, 1762.