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Jephté (‘Jephté’)locked

  • Jean Duron
  •  and Fannie Vernaz

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Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts by Michel Pignolet de Montéclair to a libretto by Abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin ; Paris, Opéra, 28 February 1732.

This was the first ‘biblical opera’ performed at the Opéra, although the genre had existed in France since the end of the 17th century, cultivated especially by the Jesuits (e.g. Charpentier’s ...

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