Les Troyens (Hector Berlioz): Synopsis, Libretto, Highlights, MIDI, Noten, Sheet Music. Hector Berlioz’ Les Troyens counts among the biggest pieces of music Berlioz’s libretto is drawn from Books I, II and IV of Virgil’s Aeneid. , English, French, Book edition: Les Troyens: opera in five acts / by Hector Troyens. Libretto. Published. [New York]: G. Schirmer, . Distributed.
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Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Oper with a prologue and one act. Music composed by Richard Strauss. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
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Music composed by Giacomo Puccini. Music composed by Hector Berlioz. The Trojans are rejoicing that the Greeks have departed after 10 years of war and they libreetto to drag into the city the great wooden horse which the Greeks have left tryoens. Cassandre troyenw, daughter of King Priam, gifted with prophecy, fears the fall of Troy. The royal family of Troy joins the people in thanking the gods for their deliverance. Fearing the wrath of the gods who, it is concluded, must have punished Laocon for sacrilege, Priam orders the horse to be taken into Troy at once and the people prepare to make offerings to appease the gods.
Cassandre watches, helpless, crying out that the city is doomed. King Priam is dead. As the Greeks burst in Cassandre and the women kill themselves.
Les Troyens – Wikipedia
Surrounded by her people Didon celebrates the seventh anniversary of the founding of Carthage — after her husband had been killed she and her people had been forced to flee from their home in Tyre.
Her sister Anna tries to encourage her to think of loving again; but she calls down a curse on herself if she is ever false to the memory of her husband, symbolised for her by his ring which she wears. The poet Iopas announces the arrival of storm-tossed travellers seeking refuge, which she grants in memory of her own trials. Didon’s minister Narbal brings news that Iarbas, fierce king of the Numidians, whose suit had been refused by Dido, is attacking Carthage, which is not strong enough to withstand him.
He leaves Ascagne in Didon’s protection as he prepares to lead the Carthaginians into battle.
Narbal is worried that now that the Numidians have been defeated, Didon no longer attends to affairs of state, but spends the time hunting and feasting.
She is delighted by her sister’s happiness. He sings troyesn hymn to the goddess Ceres, but even that Didon finds not to her taste. Unheeded by her, Ascagne playfully removes her former husband’s ring from her finger. Two Trojan sentries have no desire to leave, having found girls and comfort in Carthage.
Though grieved by her suffering, he remains firm in his resolve and prepares to bid her a last farewell, his resolve being strengthened by the appearance of the Trojan ghosts urging librstto on to Italy.
When he tries to answer Didon’s reproaches with explanations about his duty, she curses him and his gods. They learn that the Trojans have already sailed. The troysns has been built and the offerings placed on it.
When the fire is lit, Didon mounts the pyre and stabs herself.
A vision of the glory of Rome appears, invisible to the bystanders, and Didon dies, prophesying that Hannibal will avenge the wrongs of Carthage on the Romans. Click here for the complete libretto. Click here for information on the New Berlioz Edition. Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. Dramma per musica in three acts. Azione tragica in two acts. Ippolito ed Aricia Ippolito ed Aricia: Tragedia in five acts.
Opera seria in three acts. Paride ed Elena Paride ed Elena: Dramma per musica in five acts. Opera in four acts. Melodramma tragico in three acts. Tragedy in one act.
Dramma per musica in two acts. Music drama in three acts. Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne auf Naxos, Oper with oes prologue and one act. Prima la musica e poi le parole Divertimento teatrale in one act.
Les Troyens Les Troyens: Streaming Audio Hector Berlioz: Troy and Carthage Synopsis: Act I The site of the abandoned Greek camp on the plains of Troy The Trojans are rejoicing that the Greeks have departed after 10 years of war and they prepare to drag into the city the great wooden horse which the Greeks have left behind. Act II Tableau 1.
Act III A hall in the palace of Didon in Carthage Surrounded by her people Didon celebrates the seventh anniversary of the founding of Carthage — after her husband had been killed she and her people had been forced to flee from their home in Tyre. Act IV Tableau 1.
An African forest The pantomime of the royal hunt and storm, with the word Italy punctuating the tumult. Didon’s gardens by the sea Narbal is worried that now that the Numidians have been defeated, Didon no longer attends to affairs of state, but spends the time hunting and feasting.
The sea shore Hylas, a young Trojan sailor, sings of his lost homeland as he falls asleep. A garden by the sea The pyre has been built and the offerings placed on it. Send to a friend Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message.