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Naissance d’Osiris, La [La naissance d’Osiris, ou La fête Pamilie (‘The Birth of Osiris, or The Pamilian Festival’)]locked

  • Graham Sadler

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Acte de ballet (ballet allégorique) by Jean-Philippe Rameau to a libretto by (Jean-)Louis de Cahusac; Fontainebleau, 12 October 1754.

Originally conceived as the prologue to a projected opéra-ballet, Les beaux jours de l’Amour (of which Anacréon, Nélée et Myrthis and possibly Zéphyre were to have formed part), the opera was adapted to mark the birth of the Duke of Berry (the future Louis XVI), who is represented as the god Osiris (...

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