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descente d’Orphée aux enfers, La

Composer:
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Original Language:
French
Librettist:
unknown
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Time:
mythological
Place:
Earth; the underworld
Role Voice Part Classification
Ixion Countertenor L
Orphée Countertenor or Tenor L
Daphné Soprano F
Énone Soprano F
Euridice Soprano F
Tantale Tenor F
Titye Baritone F
Proserpine Soprano S
Aréthuze Mezzo-Soprano S
Grandmaison* Mezzo-Soprano S
Apollon Baritone S
Pluton Bass S
* This role, which does not have a name, was sung in the premiere by Marie Guillebault de Grandmaison.
Should the following roles be combined, as they were in the premiere, the classifications would be, as follows:
Proserpine and Aréthuze Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano F
Titye and Apollon Baritone L
 
Minimum Chorus:  No chorus