Clairval, real name Jean-Baptiste Guignard, (27 April 1735, Étampes – 1795, Paris) was an 18th-century French operatic singer (tenor), comedian and librettist.He played with the same authority drama, comedy and opera, in a considerable number of roles. Among the most notable were:

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  • Clairval, né Jean-Baptiste Guignard, le 27 avril 1735 à Étampes, mort à Paris, en 1795, était chanteur lyrique et comédien. (fr)
  • Clairval, real name Jean-Baptiste Guignard, (27 April 1735, Étampes – 1795, Paris) was an 18th-century French operatic singer (tenor), comedian and librettist.He played with the same authority drama, comedy and opera, in a considerable number of roles. Among the most notable were: * 1765: Tom Jones (part of Tom Jones) by Philidor * 1765: La fée Urgèle (part of Robert, a knight) by Egidio Duni * 1768: Le Huron (an officer), by Grétry * 1769: Le tableau parlant (part of Pierrot), by Grétry * 1769: Le déserteur (part of Montauciel), by Monsigny * 1771: Zémire et Azor, (part of Azor), by Grétry This opéra comique was a version of Beauty and the Beast imagined by Marmontel, where Clairval had to become ugly; but he refused to don the first scheduled disguise: an animal fur. This role was one of his best success. * 1776: Les mariages samnites (part of Agathis), by Grétry * 1778: L'amant jaloux, (part of Don Alonze), by Grétry * 1779: Aucassin et Nicolette (Aucassin), by Grétry * 1781: Les maris corrigés (part of Germival), comedy in verse by La Chabeaussière * 1784: Richard Cœur-de-Lion, (part of Blondel, in which he excelled), by Grétry * 1785: L'amant statue, (part of M. Michu), by Nicolas Dalayrac * 1791: L'aristocrate ou le convalescent de qualité, by Fabre d'Églantine (28 January) This role earned Clairval the nickname "Molé of the Comédie-italienne". (en)
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  • 1735-4-27
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  • 1795-1-1
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  • French singer, actor and librettist (en)
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  • Clairval, né Jean-Baptiste Guignard, le 27 avril 1735 à Étampes, mort à Paris, en 1795, était chanteur lyrique et comédien. (fr)
  • Clairval, real name Jean-Baptiste Guignard, (27 April 1735, Étampes – 1795, Paris) was an 18th-century French operatic singer (tenor), comedian and librettist.He played with the same authority drama, comedy and opera, in a considerable number of roles. Among the most notable were: (en)
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