La mère coupable

La mère coupable is an opera in three acts, Op. 412, by Darius Milhaud to a libretto by Madeleine Milhaud after the 1792 play, the third in BeaumarchaisFigaro trilogy. It premiered at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on 13 June 1966.

La mère coupable
Opera by Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud 1923.jpg
Milhaud in 1923
LibrettistMadeleine Milhaud
Based onThe Guilty Mother
13 June 1966 (1966-06-13)


Disegno per copertina di libretto, drawing for La mère coupable (undated).
Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 13 June 1966
(Conductor: Serge Baudo)
Count Almaviva baritone Louis Quilico
Rosine, the Countess soprano Phyllis Curtin
Chevalier Léon, her son tenor Eric Tappy
Florestine, ward of Count Almaviva coloratura soprano Anne-Marie Sanial
Bégearss, an Irish schemer baritone Jacques Doucet
Figaro, Almaviva's valet baritone Jean-Christophe Benoît
Suzanne, his wife mezzo-soprano Cora Canne-Meyer
Master Fal bass José van Dam


  • Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "La mère coupable". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).
  • Palmer, Christopher (1992), 'Mère coupable, La' in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7