Hippolyte et Aricie (1733)

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Start date: 
1 October 1733
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts. After Racine's Phèdre, Euripides' Hippolytus, and Seneca's Phaedra. With ballets. Dramatis personae: Aricie - soprano; Hippolyte - haute-contre; Phèdre - soprano; Thésée - bass; Oenone - soprano; Arcas - haute-contre; Diane - soprano; L’Amour - soprano; Jupiter - baritone; Tisiphone - haute-contre; Pluton - bass; Mercure - tenor; Neptune - bass; The High Priestess of Diana - soprano; Three Fates - haute-contre, tenor, bass; A Follower of Cupid haute-contre; A Priestess - soprano; A Sailor Girl - soprano; A Huntress - soprano; A Shepherdess - soprano. Diana’s nymphs, forest dwellers, Diana’s priestesses, underworld gods, Troezenians, sailors, hunters and huntresses, shepherds and shepherdesses. Setting: The Spartan city of Troezen; Hades; the Forest of Aricia. Other productions in Rameau's life: 1742 and 1757. The first modern production was in Geneva, 1903 (Production ID 9842).
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Hippolytos Euripides
Phaedra Seneca
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Opéra (Paris, Île-de-France, France) 26 September, 1733
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Grove Music Online Website New Grove Opera: Graham Sadler, 'Hippolyte et Aricie'; Jean Duron, 'Pellegrin, Abbé Simon-Joseph [La Roque, Sieur de; La Serre; Pellegrin, Chevalier]'; Graham Sadler, 'Rameau, Jean-Philippe'

How to cite this production

Hippolyte et Aricie (1733), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/9841 <23 May 2024>