Electre (1790 - 1799)

Original id: 
Start date: 
1 January 1790
End date: 
31 December 1799
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
Zinar states that this work was "rehearsed and received with great applause at the Opera, but at the last moment the authorities refused to permit it to be performed" (p.86). The music was composed for a literal translation of Sophocles' Electra in the 1790s; the date of proposed performance is assumed to be in the same decade.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Elektra Sophocles AKA Sophokles
Person Role Notes
Stanislas Champein (1753-1830) Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Opéra (Paris, Île-de-France, France)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
The Use of Greek Tragedy in the History of Opera Print-out archive 86
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: s.v. Champein, Stanislas

How to cite this production

Electre (1790 - 1799), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/9494 <14 July 2024>