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Platée

Composer:
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Original Language:
French
Librettist:
Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d’Orville
Description:
Opera in a Prologue and Three Acts
Notes:

Adapted from the libretto Platée, ou Junon jalouse by Jacques Autreau.

Classification is of the revised version of Platée that premiered in February 1749.

Time:
mythological
Place:
Mt. Cithaeron, Greece
Role Voice Part Classification
La Folie Soprano L
Platée Tenor L
Thespis Tenor F
Momus Baritone F
Cithéron Baritone F
Mercury Tenor S
Jupiter Baritone S
Thalie Soprano B
L’amour Soprano B
Clarine Soprano B
Juno Soprano B
A Satyr Baritone B
Vendangeuse 1 Soprano CB
Vendangeuse 2 Soprano CB
If the following roles are combined, as playbills for the 1749 production show, then their classification would be:
Thespis and Mercury Tenor L
A Satyr and Jupiter Baritone F
Thalie and Clarine Soprano S

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Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB