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date: 19 October 2019

Zéphyre (‘Zephirus’)locked

  • Graham Sadler

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(‘Zephirus’)

Acte de ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau to an anonymous libretto; no known performance in Rameau’s time.

Originally entitled ‘Les nymphes de Diane’, this was probably intended as part of an opéra-ballet, possibly the aborted Les beaux jours de l’Amour ( see Naissance d’Osiris, La ). It presents the wooing of the nymph Cloris (soprano) by the God of the West Wind, Zephirus (...

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