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Europe galante, L’ (‘Galant Europe’)locked

  • James R. Anthony


Opéra-ballet in a prologue and four entrées by andré Campra to a libretto by antoine houdar de Lamotte ; Paris, Opéra, 24 October 1697.

L’Europe galante is generally considered the first opéra-ballet, but its format – an independent intrigue and different characters for each entrée (act) – was not new. Two years earlier, for example, opera habitués observed an identical structure in the ...

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