Opera in 3 acts by Cherubini to lib. in Fr. by F. B. Hoffman based on Euripides. Prod. Paris 1797, Berlin 1800, London 1865. Spoken dialogue of orig. set to mus. by F. Lachner 1854 and by Arditi for London prod. 1865. F.p. in England of orig. score Durham 1967, Univ. of Hartford, Conn., 1970. Operas on same subject by several composers, incl. Kusser (1692), M. A. Charpentier (1693), Mysliveček (1764), J. A. Benda (1775), Mayr (1813), and Milhaud (1938). Also ballet by S. Barber (1946).
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