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Alceste

Composer:
Christophe Willibald Ritter von Gluck
Original Language:
Italian
Librettist:
Raniero da Calzabigi (Italian); Lebland de Roullet (French)
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Time:
Antiquity
Place:
Thessaly
Role Voice Part Classification
Alceste, Queen & wife of Admetus Soprano L
Admetus, King of Thessaly Tenor L
High Priest Baritone F
Hercules Baritone F
Evander Tenor S
Thanatos, God of death Baritone S
Voice of Apollo Baritone B
Herald Baritone B
2 Children (of Alceste & Admetus) Silent
Leaders of the People:
Coryphée 1 Soprano S
Coryphée 2 Mezzo Soprano B
Coryphée 3 Tenor B
Coryphée 4 Bass B
Voice of Oracle Bass CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB