Bellérophon; tragedie mise en musique Metadata

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  • Main Title Bellérophon; tragedie mise en musique
  • Uniform Title Bellérophon
  • Added Title Theogeny


  • Composer: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: C. Ballard
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1679


  • French


  • Physical Description: score (154 p.)
  • Content Description: Although not the first of the Jean-Baptiste Lully's tragédies lyriques, Bellérophon was the first of Lully's opera scores to appear in print. The Ballard first edition was printed in 1679 to accompany the premiere, on January 31 of that year, at the Palais Royale. Bellérophon was the second of two operas (the first was Psyché) created by Lully without librettist Philippe Quinault after the scandal associated with Isis that led to Quinault's temporary dismissal as royal librettist. After an extended illness during which he did not compose, Lully collaborated with Thomas Corneille and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle for the second time to create one of his most unqualified successes. Following the first performance in January 1679, Bellérophon played for nine months at the Palais Royale.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Operas -- Scores.
  • Other: Tragédie lyrique

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  • Name: Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection
    Code: JBLC
  • Name: Virtual Music Rare Book Room
    Code: VRBR


  • Name: UNT Music Library
    Code: UNTML


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Musical Score/Notation


  • Image


  • UNT Catalog No.: b1369526
  • OCLC: 21806349
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 2974
  • Other: LWV 57
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 B4
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc58