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Tragédie en musique
French - 17th and 18th century
Lyric genre with themes from Classical mythology. Unity of time, drama and plot.
Usually 5 acts, sometimes with a prologue.
Short arias (petits airs) contrast with dialogue in recitative, with choral sections and dancing.
Also referred to as Tragédie, Tragédie lyrique, Tragédie mise en musique, Tragédie-opéra, Opéra-tragédie

Notable composers: Lully, Marais, Montéclair, Campra, Rameau
Médée (Cherubini) FR - 1797 1*
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) 2*
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) 2*
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) 1*
Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) 1*
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)