Publisher Name: Au bureau d'abonnement musical
Place of Publication: Paris
|Original Creation Date:||1776|
According to Grove Music, "when Admetus, King of Pherae in Thessaly, is ill and about to die an oracle announces that he will be saved if someone else is willing to die in his stead. His wife Alcestis displays her conjugal devotion by offering herself; she dies and Admetus recovers. Under the influence of tragédie lyrique, Calzabigi enriched his libretto with choruses, ballets and opportunities for impressive scenery."
1 score (293 p.) ; 34 cm.
UNT Music Library
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
|Resource Type:||Musical Score/Notation|