Théagène et Chariclée by Henri Desmarets


'''''Théagène et Chariclée''''' (''Theagenes and Chariclea'') is an opera by the French composer Henri Desmarets, first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) on 12 April 1695. It takes the form of a ''tragédie en musique'' in a prologue and five acts. The libretto, by Duché de Vancy, is based on the Ancient Greek novel ''Ethiopica'' by Heliodorus''.