Amadis by Jean-Baptiste Lully

Summary

'''''Amadis''''' or '''''Amadis de Gaule''''' (Amadis of Gaul) is a ''tragédie en musique'' in a prologue and five acts by Jean-Baptiste Lully to a libretto by Philippe Quinault based on Nicolas Herberay des Essarts' adaptation of Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo's ''Amadis de Gaula''. It was premiered by the Paris Opera at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal sometime from January 15 to 18, 1684.Sawkins 2001, p. 515, and [http://cesar.org.uk/cesar2/dates/dates.php?fct=edit&performance_UOID=168114 césar] give the date as January 15; La Gorce 2001 gives the date as January 16; and Rosow 1992, vol. 1, p. 103, gives the more traditional date of January 18. There was a later production at Versailles without scenery or machines in 1685.Rosow 1992, pp. 103-104.

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