Amadis de Grèce (‘Amadis of Greece’)
- Caroline Wood
Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by André Cardinal Destouches to a libretto by Antoine Houdar de Lamotte ; Paris, Opéra, ?26 March 1699.
After about 1700 chivalric subjects became a popular alternative to mythology for French opera librettos; alongside this went a growing taste for horror and the supernatural, supplied here by the intervention of the sorceress Mélisse (soprano). The plot concerns Amadis (bass) and the Prince of Thrace (...