Orion (Lacoste)

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Orion is an opera by the French composer Louis Lacoste, first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) on 17 February 1728. It takes the form of a tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts. The libretto was begun by Joseph de Lafont, and completed after his death by Simon-Joseph Pellegrin. The plot is based on the Greek myth of Orion.