Lazare (Bruneau)

Lazare is a 1903 French-language oratorio by Alfred Bruneau to an 1896 poem by Émile Zola.[1]



  1. Lawson A. Carter Zola and the Theater 1977 p 200 "in Zola's conception Lazarus prefers the peace of death to the suffering of life. Appearing with the Christ are Lazarus' mother, ... not possible to say whether this particular passage of the novel preceded the play, or vice versa. Lazare was the first libretto which Zola wrote for Bruneau, ante-dating Messidor. Bruneau recognized at once the difficulty of finding a producer ..."
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