Roland

Description:

Libretto of the opera "Roland" by Philippe Quinault; he based the plot of Roland on medieval legends of chivalry, setting episodes from Ludovico Ariosto's epic poem "Orlando furioso." Roland centers on the conflict between duty and love and the intervention of goddesses. This copy includes includes handwritten annotations of performers' names, and a frontispiece engraving undersigned by Jean Dolivar (i.e., Juan Dolivar) that illustrates one of the scenes from the opera. Jean-Baptiste Lully composed the music of the opera which premiered on January 8, 1685.

Creator(s): Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688.
Creation Date: 1685  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Usage:
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Christophe Ballard
Publisher Info: On la vend, à Paris, à l'entrée de la porte de l'Academie Royalle de musique, au palais royal, ruë Saint Honoré. Imprimée aux déspens [sic] de ladite Academie. Par Christophe Ballard, seul imprimeur du roy pour la musique.
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1685
Description:

Libretto of the opera "Roland" by Philippe Quinault; he based the plot of Roland on medieval legends of chivalry, setting episodes from Ludovico Ariosto's epic poem "Orlando furioso." Roland centers on the conflict between duty and love and the intervention of goddesses. This copy includes includes handwritten annotations of performers' names, and a frontispiece engraving undersigned by Jean Dolivar (i.e., Juan Dolivar) that illustrates one of the scenes from the opera. Jean-Baptiste Lully composed the music of the opera which premiered on January 8, 1685.

Note:

Full title as it appears on the title page: "Roland, tragedie en musique. Representée devant Sa Majesé à Versailles, le huitiéme Janvier 1685."


The following errors are noted: page 21 misnumbered as p.12; act IV scene 6 (p.57) misnumbered as 7.

Physical Description:

[10], 66 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): tragedies | lyrics
Source: Amadis : tragedie en musique : representée par l'Academie royalle de musique., ML47.L95 1681, 1681
Contributor(s):
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: b2709937 |
  • OCLC: 58540735 |
  • CALL-NO: ML47.L95 1681
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39287
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text