Alceste: tragedie opera en trois actes

Description:

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."

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1776
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1776
  • Digitized: February 6, 2009
Description:

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."

Physical Description:

1 score (293 p.) ; 34 cm.

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Uniform Title: Alceste
Added Title: Alceste
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1369208 |
  • OCLC: 11630434 |
  • RISM: RISM A/I, G 2638
  • OTHER: W. 44
  • CALL-NO: M1500.G68 A4
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc34
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public