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Thésée (‘Theseus’)locked

  • Lois Rosow

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Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Jean-Baptiste Lully (see Lully family, §1) to a libretto by Quinault, Philippe after Ovid’s Metamorphoses; St Germain-en-Laye, court, 11 January 1675.

The aging King Egée [Aegeus] (baritone) wishes to marry his ward, the princess Eglé [Aegle] (soprano). The magician princess Médée [Medea] (soprano) wants to marry Theseus (...

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