Cérémonie et néoclassicisme à Fontainebleau

Translated title of the contribution: Ritual and neoclassicism at Fontainebleau

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Ranieri de' Calzabigi developed a now-famous neoclassical vision of opera with Gluck in Vienna, but the roots of this aesthetic go back to Calzabigi's long-standing antiquarian interests on one hand, and on the other his proximity to a small group which influenced a revisionist production of Lully's 'Alceste' in 1754 at Fontainebleau. Louis de Cahusac was one moving spirit. This production (seen publicly in 1757-58) used neoclassical costumes, properties and sets; one description of Alceste's funeral scene in Act III takes us straight to the world of Gluck's 'Orfeo' in 1762.
Translated title of the contributionRitual and neoclassicism at Fontainebleau
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationD'un 'Orphée', l'autre
Subtitle of host publication1762-1859...Métamorphoses d'un mythe
EditorsAlban Ramaut, Pierre Saby
Place of PublicationSaint-Étienne
PublisherPublications de l'Université de Saint-Étienne
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9782862726595
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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