87. Hippolyte et Aricie (Jean-Philippe Rameau)

HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIETragédie lyrique in 5 actes and a prologueComposer: Jean-Philippe RameauLibrettist: Abbé PellegrinFirst performed: Académie Royale de Musique at its theatre in the Palais-Royal, Paris, 1 October 1733Halte-là!  Are you a Ramiste or a Lulliste?  And shall we fight a duel?Those were serious questions in early 18th century France.  Society was bitterly divided between those … Continue reading 87. Hippolyte et Aricie (Jean-Philippe Rameau)