Pigmalion

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This is the 1773 edition of the libretto to the comic opera and vaudeville, "Pigmalion" by Charles-François Panard and Thomas Laffichard. The opera premiered at the Paris Opéra Comique in 1735 . The plot is an adaptation of Ovid's story of Pygmalion, a sculptor who fell in love with a statue that he carved. Operatic and ballet representation of the subject of Pigmalion (or Pygmalion) became famous after Antoine Houdar de la Motte's entrée "La sculpture" for the ballet "Le triomphe des arts," which staged in 1700 at Académie Royale de Musique with music by Michel de la Barre. Page ... continued below

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36 p. ; 20 cm.

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Panard, Charles-François, d. 1765. 1773.

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  • N.B. Duchesne
    Publisher Info: Chez N.B. Duchesne, libraire, Rue S. Jacques, au-dessus de la Fontaine S. Bérnoît, au Temple du Goût.
    Place of Publication: Paris, France

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  • Main Title: Pigmalion
  • Added Title: La statue animée

Description

This is the 1773 edition of the libretto to the comic opera and vaudeville, "Pigmalion" by Charles-François Panard and Thomas Laffichard. The opera premiered at the Paris Opéra Comique in 1735 . The plot is an adaptation of Ovid's story of Pygmalion, a sculptor who fell in love with a statue that he carved.

Operatic and ballet representation of the subject of Pigmalion (or Pygmalion) became famous after Antoine Houdar de la Motte's entrée "La sculpture" for the ballet "Le triomphe des arts," which staged in 1700 at Académie Royale de Musique with music by Michel de la Barre.

Page 16 of this edition was incorrectly numbered as number 10.

Physical Description

36 p. ; 20 cm.

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Full title as it appears in the t.p., "Pigmalion, ou La statue animée, opéra-comique en vaudeville. Nouvelle édition."

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  • 1773

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  • March 20, 2011, 12:35 p.m.

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Panard, Charles-François, d. 1765. Pigmalion, book, 1773; Paris, France. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31513/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.