Adèle de Ponthieu by Niccolò Piccinni


'''''Adèle de Ponthieu''''' is a French-language opera by the composer Niccolò Piccinni, first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique, Paris (the Paris Opera) on 27 October 1781, to inaugurate the new venue of the theatre near the Saint-Martin gate.Pitou, p. 9. It takes the form of a ''tragédie lyrique'' in three acts. The libretto, by Jean-Paul-André des Rasins de Saint-Marc, had been previously set by the composers Jean-Benjamin de La Borde and Pierre Montan Berton in 1772.