Les Troyens

More info on Les Troyens

Composer:

Hector Berlioz

Librettist:

Hector Berlioz

Premiere:

Les troyens à Carthague (Acts III - V) 4 November

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Les Troyens Synopsis

Libretto:

Les Troyens Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Les Troyens

Les troyens (in English: The Trojans) is an epic tragédie-lyrique — a type of French opera — in five acts by Hector Berlioz. The libretto was written by Berlioz himself from Virgil's epic poem The Aeneid; the score was composed between 1856 and 1858. Les troyens is Berlioz's most ambitious work, the summation of his entire artistic career, but he did not live to see it performed in its entirety. Under the title Les troyens à  Carthage, the last three acts were premièred with many cuts at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique du Châtelet) in Paris on 4 November 1863, with 21 repeat performances.
Berlioz began the libretto on 5 May 1856 and completed it toward the end of June 1856. He finished the full score on 12 April 1858. Berlioz had a keen affection for literature, and he had admired Virgil since his childhood. The Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was a prime motivator to Berlioz to compose this opera. In his memoirs, he gives a detailed account of how he embarked upon an opera based on The Aeneid:
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Roles in Les Troyens

Priam Bass
Hécube Soprano
Cassandre Mezzo-Soprano
Helenus Tenor
Polyxène Soprano
Chorèbe Baritone
Énée Tenor
Ascagne Soprano

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All scenes from Les Troyens

Arias from Les Troyens
Duets from Les Troyens

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Quel bonheur de respirer l'air pur Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2Malheureux roi dans l'eternelle nuit Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Cassandre
3Non je ne verrai pas la deplorable fete Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Cassandre
4Du peuple et des soldats Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Énée
5Chatiment effroyable Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: Voice: Language: French

Roles:
6Marche troyenne Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
7Les Grecs ont disparu Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Cassandre
8Cassandre avec toi nous mourons Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles:
9Errante sur les mers Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Didon
10Gloire a Didon Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
11Cher Troyens Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Didon
12Tout n'est que paix et charme Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: septet,choirVoice: Mz T B B cA S TLanguage: French

Roles: Didon/Énée/Narbal/Panthée/Anna/Ascagne/Iopas
13Nuit d'ivresse et d'extase Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Didon/Énée
14O pudeur tout conspire Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: quintetVoice: Mz T B cA SLanguage: French

Roles: Didon/Énée/Narbal/Anna/Ascagne
15O blonde Ceres Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Iopas
16Vallon sonore Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 5

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hylas
17Debout Troyens Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 5

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Énée
18Ah! je vais mourir Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 5

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Didon
19Inutiles regrets Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Énée
20Je vais mourir Popularity:

Opera: Troyens, LesComposer: BerliozAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Didon