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Atys : tragedie

Description: Atys, which premiered on 10 January 1676, is the first of the trag├ędies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Philippe Quinault to conclude with a tragic ending. Joyce Newman, in Jean-Baptiste de Lully and his Trag├ędie Lyriques, summarizes the message of the story in this way: In [Atys], Quinault shows how actions which are not in accord with the noble ideal will bring defeat and punishment. Not only is love in opposition to glory in this opera, but also it is shown that if love is placed more highly than honor, it will bring unhappiness even to one of the immortals.
Date: 1708
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
Partner: UNT Music Library