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  • Main Title Thesée; tragedie mise en musique
  • Uniform Title Thésée
  • Added Title Metamorphoses


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


  • Name: Gravée par H. de Baussen
    Place of Publication: Paris


  • Creation: 1711
  • Digitized: 2006-12-20


  • French


  • Physical Description: 1 score (230 p.) : illus. ; 39cm.
  • Content Description: Thesée, which premiered at the court theater at St. Germain-en-laye on January 11, 1675, was Jean-Baptiste Lully's third tragédie lyrique created in collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault. As in most of his libretti for Lully, Quinault combines a plot based on a classical source (an episode from Ovid's Metamorphoses) with references to contemporary events. The Prologue alludes to Louis XIV's personal leadership in the military engagements in the Alsace (along the French/German border). The juxtaposition of Venus' entreaties for pleasure with Mars' call to arms reflects a period of unease during which the French armies were in retreat from the armies of the Elector of Brandenburg. This resulted in the unique joining of songs of love with songs of war and victory.


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


  • 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.: b1033953
  • OCLC: 21806083
  • RISM No.: RISM A/I, L 3038
  • Other: LWV 51
  • Call Number: M1500.L95 T4 1711
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc71