Persée : tragedie

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King Louis XIV's involvement in campaigns against the Dutch/Swedish alliance in early 1682 prevented him from attending the premiere of Persée in April of that year. As was customary in the operas of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault, the prologue included references to current battlefield exploits and portrayed the king as a paragon of virtue. The prologues of previous Lully operas emphasized glory and prowess over virtue; the change in emphasis in Persée may have resulted from the increased influence of Madame de Maintenon (the king's new mistress) in the court and her pension for decorum.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1722
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: J.B. Christophe Ballard
Place of Publication: Paris
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1722
Description:

King Louis XIV's involvement in campaigns against the Dutch/Swedish alliance in early 1682 prevented him from attending the premiere of Persée in April of that year. As was customary in the operas of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault, the prologue included references to current battlefield exploits and portrayed the king as a paragon of virtue. The prologues of previous Lully operas emphasized glory and prowess over virtue; the change in emphasis in Persée may have resulted from the increased influence of Madame de Maintenon (the king's new mistress) in the court and her pension for decorum.

Physical Description:

1 score (4, 229 p.) : ill. ; 39 cm.

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Uniform Title: Persée
Added Title: Metamorphoses
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public