October 12 – 14, 1988

Production Language French
Country of Origin United States
Description Designed and staged by John Pascoe, choreographed by Moses Pendleton, in co-production with Spoleto Festival, USA.
Period Instruments of the Grande Bande, Conducted by Frederick Renz.

A delightful opera-ballet in mythological terms that satirizes the splendor of the monarchy. Commissioned by Louis XV in celebration of his son's marriage to the Spanish Infanta in 1745. Burlesque at its best! Vanity and jealousy! Gods and earth nuymphs. Jean Jacques Rousseau called it..."divine!"
Identifier 1988f.00459