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Hippolyte et Aricie RCT 43 (Versions of 1742 and 1757)

Tragedie in 5 acts

By Jean-Philippe Rameau

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Tragedie in 5 acts. Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Edited by Sylvie Bouissou. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. Opera Omnia OOR IV.6. Score. Composed 1757. Duration 3 hours, 15 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08853. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08853).

Item Number: BA.BA08853

ISBN 9790006527892. 33.8 x 26 cm inches. Text: Simon-Joseph Pellegrin.

Rameau'sHippolyte et Aricieshowcases great confusions amongst nymphs and gods. The opera represents a fascinating masterpiece of a BaroqueTragedie en musiqueby the French composer. This edition of theSymphoniesincludes all of the purely instrumental numbers of the opera in their various versions. The contents provides an overview of the movements according to keys so that an effective suite can be easily compiled for a concert performance. The expressive and diverse music encompasses some of Rameau's most popular instrumental works.

Tragedy in five acts (1733/1742/1757)
Libretto: Simon-Joseph Pellegrin (French)

First performance: October 1st, 1733, Paris, Opera, Palais Royal
Editor: Sylvie Bouissou (Versions 1742 and 1757) (Opera Omnia Rameau)

Place and time of the action: Hain, Temple of Diane, Entrance to the Underworld, Palace of Thesee, Grove of Diane, a Garden in the Forests, in mythical times

Aricie, Pallantide, Princess - Soprano
Phedre, Thesee's consort - Soprano
OEnone, Phedre's confidant - Soprano
Diane, Jupiter's daughter, Queen of the Forests - Soprano
High Priestess of Diane - Soprano
Priestess of Diane* - Soprano
Sailor - Soprano
Hunter - Soprano
Shepherd - Soprano
Hippolyte, Son of Thesee - Haut-Contre
Tisiphone, Deity of the Underworld - Tenor
Mercure, Son and Messenger of Jupiter - Tenor
First fate, Deity of the Underworld - Haut-Contre
Second fate - Tenor
Third fate - Bass
Jupiter, Brother of Pluton and of Neptune, King of Gods and Mankind, Sovereign of the Olymp - Bass
Thesee, King of Athen, Brother of Hippolyte - Bass
Pluton, Brother of Jupiter and of Neptune, Sovereign of the Underworld - Bass
Hunter - Bass
Amour* - Soprano
Un Amour* - Haut-Contre
Choir/ Ballett: Priestesses of Diane, Guards, Deities of the Underworld (Demons), Citizens, Sailors, Hunters, Shepherds, Zephyrs; Nymphs and Entourage of Diane*, Residents of the Forests (Fauns)*, Amours*
(* only in the 1742 version)

Orchestra: 2(2Picc),2,2Musettes,0,2 - 2,2,0,0 - Timp - Str - Bc

Duration: 3h 15'

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