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Nausicaa

Thérèse Radic

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in three acts with a prologue and interludes by peggy Glanville-hicks to a libretto by Robert Graves after his novel Homer’s Daughter; Athens, Herodes Atticus Theatre, 19 August 1961.

The plot is based on the Odyssey, with Homer’s Penelope becoming the Princess Nausicaa (soprano) and his Odysseus becoming Aetheon (baritone), a shipwrecked Cretan nobleman. Homer’s shooting contest, where Penelope’s 50 suitors compete for her, becomes a marriage tournament. The subplot derives from

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