Platée : comédie-ballet

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Jacques Autreau’s play Platée, ou Junon jalouse was based on a story by a second-century Greek author named Pausanias who chronicled his travels (including rituals and traditions) in ten books that represent the different regions of Greece. At the time Le Valois d’Orville appropriated Autreau’s drama for a libretto, it was uncommon for French court operas to include comic features, and even Autreau’s spoken play lacked the comic tone of the opera. Yet, the humor extends beyond the plot; for instance, the sounds of frogs and birds are represented instrumentally. Platée was first performed at Versailles for the wedding of ... continued below

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1 score (125 p.) ; 25 x 33 cm.

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Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764 & Le Valois d'Orville, Adrien-Joseph 1749.

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  • Main Title: Platée : comédie-ballet
  • Uniform Title: Platée
  • Added Title: Platée, ou Junon jalouse

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Jacques Autreau’s play Platée, ou Junon jalouse was based on a story by a second-century Greek author named Pausanias who chronicled his travels (including rituals and traditions) in ten books that represent the different regions of Greece. At the time Le Valois d’Orville appropriated Autreau’s drama for a libretto, it was uncommon for French court operas to include comic features, and even Autreau’s spoken play lacked the comic tone of the opera. Yet, the humor extends beyond the plot; for instance, the sounds of frogs and birds are represented instrumentally. Platée was first performed at Versailles for the wedding of the dauphin and Princess Maria Theresa of Spain in 1745.

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1 score (125 p.) ; 25 x 33 cm.

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The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1749

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  • Nov. 8, 2005, 4:16 p.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 3:03 p.m.

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Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764 & Le Valois d'Orville, Adrien-Joseph. Platée : comédie-ballet, score, 1749; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.