That Pig of a Molette

One act opera, after a story by Guy de Maupassant.

Thomas Z. Shepard

Text: Libretto by Sheldon Harnick.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Poor Molette: successful businessman and good husband, he is at the ?dangerous age,? unaware that he desperately craves romantic adventure. That is why he clumsily attempts to kiss the beautiful young Henriette, whose cordiality he mistakes for an invitation to romance. Poor Molette: forever branded ?that pig of a Molette,? he faces ruin, scandal, prison and his wife?s fury. To the rescue comes his suave cousin Rivet, who persuades Henriette to drop the charges ? and brazenly seduces her in the process. Now it is years later: Henriette, more desirable than ever, gives Rivet his comeuppance in a surprise ending which is pure de Maupassant, and very, very French!

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Additional Information

Cast Voices Lyric Soprano, Tenor or High Baritone, Comic Baritone Vocal Quartet doubling various roles: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, (Bass-)Baritone
Duration 01:00:00
Orchestration 1(Picc.) 1(E.H.) 1 1 - 2 0 0 0; Perc. Kbd. Str.