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Le roi Arthus

Composer: Chausson Ernest

Instruments: Voice Mixed chorus Orchestra

Tags: Lyric dramas Operas Lyric operas

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Act I PDF 24 MBAct II PDF 29 MBAct III PDF 29 MB
Complete Score PDF 14 MB
Le roi Arthus (King Arthur) is an opera in three acts by the French composer Ernest Chausson to his own libretto. It was composed between 1886 and 1895, and first performed 30 November 1903 at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, after long delays. The musical style is heavily influenced by the works of Richard Wagner, particularly Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal, as well as César Franck. The scenery at the premiere was designed by Albert Dubosq and the symbolist painter Fernand Khnopff; it was executed by Dubosq's atelier together with Chausson's brother-in-law Henry Lerolle and under the supervision of Chausson's widow.
The opera was revived at the Paris Opera in May 2015 with Thomas Hampson in the title role, Sophie Koch as Genièvre and Roberto Alagna as Lancelot, conducted by Philippe Jordan, in a production by Graham Vick.