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In 1761, Gluck took up Lemonnier’s libretto to Le Cadi dupé and adapted it for the Vienna stage. He also came up with an entirely new musical score displaying a new type of musical writing and a highly original use of instrumental colours. Created halfway between the ballet Don Juan and the opera Orfeo ed Euridice, this comic opera illustrates the close links that Gluck managed to introduce between action and music.

Les Lumières et la culture musicale européenne :
C.W. Gluck
Laurine Quetin
Université François-Rabelais de Tours
"Adieu donc mon cher poulet" : Action dramatique et expression musicale dans Le Cadi dupé de Gluck