Thetis et Pelée

Description:

Libretto of the opera "Thetis et Pelée" by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. In the plot, the Nereid Thetis is wooed by Jupiter and Neptune, as well as by a mortal, Pelée (Peleus). When a storm caused by Neptune disrupts a celebration Jupiter gave in honor of Thetis, an oracle is consulted, which foretells that Thetis's husband will one day be less powerful than his son. Neptune and Jupiter withdraw their claims, and Thetis marries Pelée. Pascal Collasse composed the music of the opera which premiered at the Paris Opéra on January 11, 1689. This copy includes an engraved frontispiece titled, "Thetis et Pelée" by Juan Dolivar (undersigned as J. Dolivart).

Creator(s): Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757.
Creation Date: 1689  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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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 dépens de ladite Academie. Par Christophe Ballard, seul imprimeur du roy pour la musique.
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1689
Description:

Libretto of the opera "Thetis et Pelée" by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. In the plot, the Nereid Thetis is wooed by Jupiter and Neptune, as well as by a mortal, Pelée (Peleus). When a storm caused by Neptune disrupts a celebration Jupiter gave in honor of Thetis, an oracle is consulted, which foretells that Thetis's husband will one day be less powerful than his son. Neptune and Jupiter withdraw their claims, and Thetis marries Pelée. Pascal Collasse composed the music of the opera which premiered at the Paris Opéra on January 11, 1689. This copy includes an engraved frontispiece titled, "Thetis et Pelée" by Juan Dolivar (undersigned as J. Dolivart).

Note:

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


"Thétis et Pélée" is considered Collasse's best opera. It remained in the repertory of staged operas for about 76 years.

Physical Description:

8, 56 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: b2709934 |
  • OCLC: 58540732 |
  • CALL-NO: ML47.L95 1681
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39289
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text