Domergue, Anne Jeanne (pseud: Mlle Aurore) 20.dec.1762-c1830 France, Montpellier - Italy, ?Rome
singer, poet, composer, 1781 studied singing at the Academie Royale de Musique in Paris
, 1782 debuted as singer in the choir of the Opera de Paris, before 1792 she had played first roles at the Paris theatres Theatre Tragedie, Theatre Comedie, the grand Opera and the Opera Comique, 1792 she was about to leave Paris to go to Rheinsberg where prince Henry of Prussia (1726-1802) called her and where she went to embellish a theater, which he formed and built at his court at Rheinsberg Palace, 1800 after her marriage she left Rheinsberg and settled with her husband in Braunschweig where the reigning Duke wanted to create a french theater, 1806-1812 director of a theatre in Moscow under Alexander I, 1813 she returned to Paris, 1818 she went to Rome and Venice following the Prince of Hesse, 1825 she was a member of the Academy of Arcades in Rome ; daughter of the painter Antoine Domergue (Montpellier 4.sep.1730-5.jul.1800 Paris) and Anne Chabrier (Montpellier 1738-5.oct.1774 Montpellier) ; in Rheinsberg she married the comedian Fleury Bursay ne Gilles Anselme Bruyas (Marseille 27.oct.1777-14.jun.1807 Friedland Germany, hit by a russian cannonball one month after he had joined the 31st regiment of light infantry of general Bisson)

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poem : Notre sexe doit s'honorer. 1781
dedication : a Mlle Raucourt (tragedienne)
1803 "La Raucourt & ses amies, historical study of Sapphic mores in the 18th century" described Mlle Aurore as Fille d'Opera - Chanteuse-poete - Meprise - De Raucourt a Sophie - Au boulevard du Temple - Rosalie - Le cafe d'Alexandre. At the beginning of her debut Mlle Aurore did not doubt how important the influence was of women who can do anything, first addressed Mlle Raucourt to claim her benevolence. The singer chose the language of Parnassus (followed by her poem Notre sexe doit s'honorer)

[] (details unknown). Songs and lyrics
in some of the periodicals Etrennes de polymnie. Recueil de chansons, romances, vaudevilles, etc. editor Jean Baudrais
Songs for voice both unaccompanied and with a variety of accompaniments, including continuo, forte-piano, clavecin, guitar and violins
pub Au Bureau de la Petite Bibliotheque des Theatres, Chez Belin, Brunet, Le Duc, Sieber, Melle. Castagnery, et aux adresses ordinaires de musique, Paris 1785-1789 (5 volumes)

[rem: for most of the "chansons, romances, vaudevilles, etc." only the lyrics and the name of the lyricist is given and many of these lyrics have never been set to music]

[] Le pouvoir des chansons "En amour un rien engage". Voice and harpsichord. 1786
paroles de M...
musique de Melle Aurore, de l'Academie Royale de Musique
words and music in Etrennes de polymnie 1786

[] Couplets "Avec les jeux dans le village". Air
dedication: Adresses a une mere qui allaitoit son enfant
paroles de Mademoiselle Aurore, de l'Academie Royale de Musique
words without the music in Etrennes de polymnie 1787

[] La coquette fixee. Romance
paroles de Mademoiselle Aurore, de l'Academie Royale de Musique
musique de M. Compan (harpist, violinist Honore Compan)
words and music in Etrennes de polymnie 1788

[] Imitee de l'Illiade, en vers Francois, et de jolies poesies legeres. b1792
poem: Le bonheur de la Mediocrite, poeme en deux chants
published with the signature of the author (Mlle Aurore) A. Claudin, Paris 1813

poem: Recueil de poesies fugitives et correspondance
published in Venice Italy 1825

poem: La jambe de bois, poeme burlesque et critique en six chants
poem: Le bouclier d'Achille
poem: Defense en faveur du Duc de Feltre, dispute litteraire avec Duchosal
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