Persée : tragedie Metadata

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  • Main Title Persée : tragedie
  • Uniform Title Persée
  • Added Title Metamorphoses


  • Composer: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Librettist: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: J.B. Christophe Ballard
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1722


  • French


  • Physical Description: 1 score (4, 229 p.) : ill. ; 39 cm.
  • Content 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.


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

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • 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.: b1365588
  • OCLC: 37210521
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 2995
  • Other: LWV 60
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 P47 1722
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc60