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Adolphe de Leuven

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Name  Adolphe Leuven
Grandparents  Eva Helena Lowen
Parents  Adolph Ribbing

Died  April 14, 1884
Role  Librettist
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Books  A Fairy Tale: A Play in Three Acts
Great-grandparents  Axel Lowen, Eva Horn af Ekebyholm

Libretti  Le postillon de Lonjumeau

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Adolphe de Leuven (30 September 1802 – 14 April 1884) was a French theatre director and a librettist. Also known as Grenvallet, and Count Adolph Ribbing.

He was the illegitimate son of Adolph Ribbing, who was involved in the assassination of Gustav III of Sweden in 1792, and Jeanne-Claude Billard. He took his name as a variation of that of his paternal grandmother, Eva Löwen.

He produced over 170 plays and librettos, with operatic settings by Adam including Le postillon de Lonjumeau, Clapisson and Thomas.

He was associated with the Opéra-Comique for fifty years and was co-director (with Camille du Locle) from 1862-1874. He resigned in protest at the on-stage murder in Carmen.


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