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First performance  28 December 1847
Language  French
Librettist  Eugène Scribe
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Characters  Haydée, Lorédan Grimani, Rafaela, Malipieri, Andréa Donato, Doménico
Similar  L'ambassadrice, La circassienne, Manon Lescaut, Le domino noir, Fra Diavolo

Hayd e overture by auber

Haydée, ou Le secret is an opéra comique by the French composer Daniel Auber, first performed by the Théâtre Royal de l'Opéra-Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris on 28 December 1847. The libretto (in three acts) is by Auber's regular collaborator, Eugène Scribe and is based on a short story by Prosper Mérimée, La Partie de trictrac (1830).


The opera was performed regularly by the Opéra-Comique up to the end of the 19th century, achieving over 520 performances there.


The story is set during the 16th century wars between Venice and the Ottoman Empire and concerns a Venetian admiral, Lorédan, who can never forgive himself for once having cheated at dice. The title character is a Cypriot slave girl; her name is taken from Haidée, the pirate king's daughter, in Byron's poem Don Juan.


  • Isabelle Philippe (Haydée); Bruno Comparetti (Lorédan Grimani); Paul Medioni (Malipieri); Anne Sophie Schmidt (Rafaela); Mathias Vidal (Andréa Donato); Stéphane Malbec-Garcia (Doménico); Michael Swiereczewski (conductor); Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne; Pierre Jourdan (artistic director); André Brasilier (scenery); Jean-Pierre Capeyron (costumes); Thierry Alexandre (lighting). Kultur Video D4244 (Region 1, NTSC, 137 min, 16:9 anamorphic), 2005.
  • References

    Haydée Wikipedia