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Scylla et Glaucus (Scylla and Glaucus) is a tragédie en musique with a prologue and five acts, the only full-length opera by Jean-Marie Leclair. The libretto by d'Albaret is based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, books 10, 13 and 14.

Performance history[edit]

It was first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris on 4 October 1746. It was given 18 times.

Roles[edit]

Role Voice type Premiere Cast,[1] 4 October 1746
(Conductor:)
Prologue
The chief of the peoples of Amathus bass-baritone (basse-taille) Person
A Propoetide[2] tenor (taille)[3] Louis-Antoine Cuvillier
Vénus soprano Mlle Romainville
L'Amour (Cupid)[2] soprano Mlle Cazeau
Chorus: peoples of Amathus, Propoetides. Ballet: peoples d'Amathus
Tragédie (Acts 1–5)
Scylla, a nymph soprano Marie Fel
Témire, Scylla's confidante soprano Marie-Angélique Coupé (or Couppé)
Glaucus, a sea god haute-contre Pierre Jélyotte
Circé, a sorceress soprano Marie-Jeanne Fesch "Mlle Chevalier"
Dorine, Circé's confidante soprano Louise Jacquet
Licas, Glaucus's friend bass-baritone de La Mare (also spelled Lamare or Lamarre)
Divertissements
A shepherd, attracted to Scylla haute-contre[4] La Tour (also spelled Latour)
A sylvan, attracted to Scylla bass-baritone Albert
A coriphée of Circé's followers soprano Mlle Cazeau
Hécate[2] bass-baritone[3] Albert
Chorus: shepherds and sylvans, attendants of Circe, sea gods, underworld gods, peoples of Sicily
Ballet: sylvans and shepherdesses (Act 1); attendants of Circe, in pleasant shapes (Act 2); sea gods (Act 3); demons (Act 4); peoples of Sicily (Act 5)

Synopsis[edit]

During the prologue members of a cult in Amathus called the Propoetides are turned to stone for denying the authority of Vénus. The tragédie proper (Acts 1-5) that follows is a love triangle. Circé, the sorceress, loves Glaucus, a sea god, who loves Scylla, a nymph. Circé eventually turns Scylla to stone in the form of the famous rock in the Strait of Messina, beside the whirlpool of Charybdis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the original libretto: Prologue and Tragedy and Divertissements.
  2. ^ a b c role en travesti
  3. ^ a b According to The New Grove Dictionary, “haute-contre”.
  4. ^ According to The New Grove Dictionary, "tenor".

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