Alceste: tragedie opera en trois actes

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According to Grove Music, "when Admetus, King of Pherae in Thessaly, is ill and about to die an oracle announces that he will be saved if someone else is willing to die in his stead. His wife Alcestis displays her conjugal devotion by offering herself; she dies and Admetus recovers. Under the influence of tragédie lyrique, Calzabigi enriched his libretto with choruses, ballets and opportunities for impressive scenery."

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1 score (293 p.) ; 34 cm.

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Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795 & Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786 1776.

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  • Main Title: Alceste: tragedie opera en trois actes
  • Uniform Title: Alceste
  • Added Title: Alceste

Description

According to Grove Music, "when Admetus, King of Pherae in Thessaly, is ill and about to die an oracle announces that he will be saved if someone else is willing to die in his stead. His wife Alcestis displays her conjugal devotion by offering herself; she dies and Admetus recovers. Under the influence of tragédie lyrique, Calzabigi enriched his libretto with choruses, ballets and opportunities for impressive scenery."

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1 score (293 p.) ; 34 cm.

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  • 1776

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  • Oct. 17, 2005, 4:41 p.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 1:26 p.m.

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Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787; Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795 & Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786. Alceste: tragedie opera en trois actes, score, 1776; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc34/: accessed February 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.