Amadis, tragedie en musique

Description:

Libretto of the 1684 opera "Amadis," by Philippe Quinolt. The premiere of Amadis was delayed for a year after Lully completed its composition in order to allow the proper mourning period for Marie Thérese, wife of Louis XIV, who died in July of 1683. While still abstaining from theater at court, Louis XIV at last allowed the first public presentation of "Amadis" at the Opéra in Paris on 18 January 1684. It was an immediate public success.

On the title page for this opera, there is a lithograph illustration of the god Apollo holding a lyre and the goddess Euterpe playing a stringed instrument that resembles a guitar. It also depicts the fleur de lis, and on the background, an allegorical image Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Creator(s): Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688.
Creation Date: 1684
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Christophe Ballard
Publisher Info: Par Christophe Ballard, seul imprimeur du Roy pour la musique, rüe Saint Jean de Beauvais, au Mont-Parnasse.
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1684
Description:

Libretto of the 1684 opera "Amadis," by Philippe Quinolt. The premiere of Amadis was delayed for a year after Lully completed its composition in order to allow the proper mourning period for Marie Thérese, wife of Louis XIV, who died in July of 1683. While still abstaining from theater at court, Louis XIV at last allowed the first public presentation of "Amadis" at the Opéra in Paris on 18 January 1684. It was an immediate public success.

On the title page for this opera, there is a lithograph illustration of the god Apollo holding a lyre and the goddess Euterpe playing a stringed instrument that resembles a guitar. It also depicts the fleur de lis, and on the background, an allegorical image Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Note:

Full title as it appears on the title page: "Amadis, tragedie en musique representée par l'Academie Royalle de Musique."

Physical Description:

[8], 59 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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Keyword(s): tragedies | lyrics
Source: Amadis : tragedie en musique : representée par l'Academie royalle de musique., ML47.L95 1681, 1681
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Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Relation: Is part of [Collection of Eleven Operas: Le triomphe de l'amour; Coronis: pastorale heroïque; Isis: tragedie en musique; Amadis: tragedie en musique; Phaeton: tragedie en musique; Proserpine: tragedie en musique; Zephire et Flore: opera; Thetis et Pelée: tragedie en musique; Enée et Lavinie: tragedie en musique; Astrée: tragedie; Roland: tragedie en musique], ark:/67531/metadc11804
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b2709939 |
  • OCLC: 58540737 |
  • CALL-NO: ML47.L95 1681
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39250
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text