Grétry's L'Épreuve Villageoise
L'Épreuve Villageoise tells the tale of a country belle (Denise) and her mother (Madame Hubert) who set out to settle scores with two amorous suitors. Denise’s beau is an honest farmer (André) with a jealous disposition, while the vain overseer from the nearby plantation (LaFrance) must be punished for switching his attentions from the mother to the daughter. In song and dance, the women thoroughly frustrate and confuse the men until each has learned his lesson. Along the way, Denise discovers the sincerity of her feelings for André.