Alceste, ou Le triomphe d'Alcide (1674)

Original id: 
Start date: 
19 January 1674
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Tragédie en musique. With ballets. Early productions include Fontainebleau in 1677. List of characters: PROLOGUE: Nymph of the Seine, La Gloire (Glory), Nymph of the Tuileries, Nymph of the Marne; TRAGEDIE: Alceste, Admète, Alcide, Licomède, Lychas, Straton, Céphise, Cléante, Pherès, Charon, Pluton, Thétis, Apollon, Proserpine, The Ghost of Alcestis, Alecton, A Rebuffed Ghost, Eole, Diane, Mercure.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Jean-Baptiste Lully Composer
Philippe Quinault (1635-1688) Librettist
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Opéra (Paris, Île-de-France, France) 31 December, 1673
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Volume 2 (E-Lom) Book library 89
Jean-Baptiste Lully: The Founder of French Opera Book library 132
Alcestis on the British stage Photocopy archive 284
The Use of Greek Tragedy in the History of Opera Print-out archive 89
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Lois Rosow, 'Alceste (i)'; John A. Rice, 'Alcestis'

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