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Scylla et Glaucus (Scylla and Glaucus) is a tragédie en musique with a prologue and five acts, the only surviving full-length opera by Jean-Marie Leclair. The French-language 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] taille[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]

Notes
  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". Both the first Propoetide and Hecate are notated in the tenor clef in the original printed score.
  4. ^ According to The New Grove Dictionary, "tenor". The part is notated in the alto clef in the original printed score.
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Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Sat, 10 May 2014 18:35:04 -0700

... chamber music that is the greater part of his legacy. His output also included a single opera Scylla et Glaucus, the tale of a water nymph and a sea god from Greek mythology that didn't do terribly well at all but is still championed by exponents ...
 
Broadway World
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:57:04 -0800

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Broadway World
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:12:00 -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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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:00:07 -0800

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:33:45 -0800

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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:06:02 -0800

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0700

6 per violoncello e basso continuo di Jean-Baptiste Barrière, l'ouverture di Scylla et Glaucus di Jean-Marie Leclair e la suite su Les Indes galantes di Jean-Philippe Rameau. Nel 1760 Jean Philippe Rameau compose Les Paladins, capolavoro del barocco ...
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