La poupée de Nuremberg by Adolphe Adam


'''''La poupée de Nuremberg''''' (English: ''The Nuremberg Doll'') is a one-act opéra comique by Adolphe Adam to a libretto by Adolphe de Leuven and Victor Arthur Rousseau de Beauplan. The story is based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story ''Der Sandmann''. The work predates other stage adaptations of Hoffmann's tale, ''Coppélia'' and ''The Tales of Hoffmann''.

It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique on 21 February 1852. Berlioz described it as "a whole emporium of waltzes, galops, potpourris\u2026 worthy of the Nuremberg fair." It was performed nearly one hundred times at the Théâtre Lyrique over the following 18 years.Walsh TJ. ''Second Empire Opera - The Théâtre-Lyrique Paris 1851-1870.'' John Calder Ltd, London, 1981.