Composers and their stage works 



(1732 - 1799) French dramatist. Born Pierre-Augustin Caron in Paris 24 January, 1732. Died Paris 17 May, 1799

Stage Works

All the works were first performed in Paris, and except Tarare are in prose. In addition, Beaumarchais wrote a group of sketches called Parades (1760-1765?).

  1. Eugénie. Drama, 5 acts. Published 1767. Produced Comédie-Française, Jan. 25, 1767.
  2. Les deux amis, ou Le négociant de Lyon (The Two Friends, or The Merchant of Lyons). Drama, 5 acts. Published 1770. Produced Comédie-Française, Jan. 13, 1770.
  3. Le barbier de Séville, ou La précaution inutile (The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution). Comedy, 4 acts. Written 1772. Published 1775. Produced Comédie-Française, February 23, 1775.
  4. La folle journée, ou Le mariage de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, or The Madness of a Day). Comedy, 5 acts. Written 1775/78. Published 1785. Produced Comédie-Française, April 27, 1784.
  5. Tarare. Libretto, 5 acts. Published 1787. Produced Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique, June 8, 1787. Music: Antonio Salieri.
  6. La mère coupable, ou L'autre Tartuffe (Frailty and Hypocrisy; also The Other Tartuffe, or The Guilty Mother). Comedy, 5 acts. Published 1797. Produced Théâtre du Marais, June 26, 1792.