Jason (opera) by Pascal Collasse


'''''Jason, ou La toison d'or''''' (''Jason, or The Golden Fleece'') is an opera by the French composer Pascal Collasse, first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opéra) on 15 January 1696.Date per the site CESAR [http://cesar.org.uk/cesar2/people/people.php?fct=edit&person_UOID=177668] It takes the form of a ''tragédie lyrique'' in a prologue and five acts. The libretto, by Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, is based on the legend of Jason in the epic poem ''Argonautica'' by Apollonius of Rhodes.