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Alceste [Alceste, ou Le triomphe d’Alcide (‘Alcestis, or The Triumph of Alcides’)](i)locked

  • Lois Rosow

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Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Jean-Baptiste Lully (see Lully family (opera) §(1)) to a libretto by Quinault, Philippe after Euripides’ Alcestis; Paris, Opéra, 19 January 1674.

This was Lully’s second tragedy. The king and courtiers saw a rehearsal at Versailles in ...

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