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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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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:37:30 -0800

Lyon. Chapelle de la Trinité. 19-XI-2014. Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) : Scylla et Glaucus, Tragédie Lyrique en un prologue et cinq actes sur un livret de M. d'Albaret (version de concert). Avec Emöke Baráth (Scylla) ; Anders J. Dahlin (Glaucus ...
 
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:07:30 -0800

... umbrae, terrores"; Rameau's operas Les fêtes d'Hébé, Hippolyte et Aricie, and Les Indes Galantes; Campra's opera Idoménée; Ferrandini's cantata "Il Pianto di Maria," often attributed to Handel; Leclair's opera Scylla et Glaucus; Purcell's opera The ...
 
Broadway World
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:57:04 -0800

... umbrae, terrores"; Rameau's operas Les fêtes d'Hébé, Hippolyte et Aricie, and Les Indes Galantes; Campra's opera Idoménée; Ferrandini's cantata "Il Pianto di Maria," often attributed to Handel; Leclair's opera Scylla et Glaucus; Purcell's opera The ...
 
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Sun, 03 Mar 2013 05:59:27 -0800

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:15:00 -0700

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0700

De vuelta en París, estrena en 1745 su única ópera Scylla et Glaucus. Su muerte, ocurrida en 1764, el mismo año que Rameau, por asesinato, está rodeada de misterio. Leclair se había mudado poco antes a un barrio de París considerado inseguro y la ...

NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:12:37 -0700

Außer Schumann steht eine Suite aus der Oper „Scylla et Glaucus“ des Barock-Komponisten Jean Marie Leclair auf dem Programm. Raphael Walter erklärt: „Im Barock ist das Klischee der unerfüllbaren oder unerfüllten Liebe eher untypisch. Die Oper beruht ...

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:14:03 -0700

Trotzdem weitet Hotz das Spektrum: Die Musik des Barock überlässt er nicht kampflos den Spezialistenorchestern, sondern reklamiert sie mit einer Orchestersuite aus Ouverture und Ballettmusik zu Jean Marie Leclairs Oper „Scylla et Glaucus“ für den ...
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