Hippolyte et Aricie
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Hippolyte et Aricie (Hippolytus and Aricia) was the first opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau. It was premiered to great controversy by the Académie Royale de Musique at its theatre in the Palais-Royal in Paris on October 1, 1733. The French libretto, by Abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, is based on Racine's tragedy Phèdre. The opera takes the traditional form of a tragédie en musique with an allegorical prologue followed by five acts. Early audiences found little else conventional about the work.
|Hippolyte et Aricie|
|Opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau|
1 October 1733 (1733-10-01)
Theatre in the Palais-Royal, Paris