Le jugement de Midas

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Le jugement de Midas (The Judgement of Midas) is a French comédie mêlée d'ariettes (a kind of opéra comique), in three acts by André Grétry first performed on 28 March 1778 in the apartments of Madame de Montesson at the Palais-Royal in Paris.[1] The libretto is by the Irish playwright Thomas Hales (also known by the French name Thomas d'Hèle) with additional contributions by Louis Anseaume. It was based on the play Midas (1760) by Kane O'Hara.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, March 28, 1778
(Conductor: - )
Apollon tenor
Chloé soprano Madame de Montesson[2]
Lise soprano Rose-Louise Dugazon[2]
Marsias haute-contre Antoine Trial[2]
Midas tenor
Mopsa soprano
Palémon bass
Pan Bass

Recordings[edit]

  • Le jugement de Midas John Elwes, Mieke van der Sluis, Jules Bastin, La Petite Bande, conducted by Gustav Leonhardt (Ricercar, 1989)
  • Le jugement de Midas Louis Devos, Jean-Jacques Schreurs, Bernadette Degelin, Loretta Clini, Chris de Moor, La Formation de chambre du Nouvel Orchestre Symphonique de la RTBF, conducted by Ronald Zollman (Koch Schwann 3-1090-2) Extracts

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Bartlet 1992.
  2. ^ a b c Amadeusonline accessed 22 January 2010
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