Theater, music and opera in the Correspondance de Beaumarchais (Montpellier)

Address: Université Paul Valéry-Montellier 3, Site Saint-Charles, Av. Saint-Charles, 34090 Montpellier

Beaumarchais’s correspondence constitutes an exceptional testimony to the cultural life of the 18th century. As an extension of the study days on the edition of correspondence organized in December 2019 in Montpellier (Edit matches 1: Diderot and Beaumarchais), we would like to focus this year on letters from Beaumarchais and his correspondents which testify to the theatrical and musical activities of the author of The Barber of Seville.

Between theater, music and opera, the serious genre theorist is fully committed to the changes in the shows of his time. Aware of the new aspirations of the public and of the necessary evolution of the author’s status, Beaumarchais addresses in his correspondence both the artistic aspects of stage productions as well as the moral and economic rights of artists.

See the program details on Fabula …

These study days are part of the new project to inventory and edit Beaumarchais correspondence led by an international team – presentation here:


Scientific committee and organization:

Linda Gil : [email protected]

Franck Salaün: [email protected]

Patrick Taïeb: [email protected]


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