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Médée(i) (‘Medea’)locked

  • John S. Powell


Tragédie mise en musique in a prologue and five acts by marc-antoine Charpentier to a libretto by thomas Corneille; Paris, Opéra, 4 December 1693.

Médée, Charpentier’s only work for the Académie Royale de Musique, was perhaps the most important opera produced there in the decade after the death of Lully. Sébastien de Brossard considered it ‘the one opera without exception in which one can learn the things most essential to good composition’. Campra later included portions of the music in his pastiche opera ...

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