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Marc Antoine Charpentier


Thomas Corneille


4 December 1693, Paris (Académie Royale de Musique




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About the opera Médée

Médée is a tragédie mise en musique in five acts and a prologue by Marc-Antoine Charpentier to a French libretto by Thomas Corneille. It was premiered in Paris on December 4, 1693. Médée is the only opera Charpentier wrote for the Académie Royale de Musique. The opera was well reviewed by contemporary critics and commentators, including Sébastien de Brossard and Évrard Titon du Tillet, as well as Louis XIV whose brother attended several performances, as did his son; however, the opera only ran until March 15, 1694, although it was later revived at Lille.
A celebration of the glory of King Louis XIV.
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Roles in Médée

Médée Soprano
Nérine Soprano
Jason CounterTenor
Arcas Tenor
Créon Bass
Oronte Baritone
Créuse Soprano
Cléone Soprano

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