Rameau’s “Hippolyte Et Aricie” presents nymphs and deities in abject disarray. This tragédie en musique is a fascinating masterpiece by the French baroque composer, and the score of the final 1757 version is the result of his many years experience with the theatre.
Rameau revised the opera twice after its première in 1733, shortening the original prologue, changing several scenes around, altering the conclusion of Act 4 and adding a new Act 5. The result was a dramatic structure of far greater coherence and force.
The new scholarly-critical edition published in Rameau’s Opera omnia is the first to make use of all available sources: the full score and incomplete parts for the Paris performances as well as manuscript prepared for the Bibliothèque Royale under the supervision of the copyist Brice.
- Urtext edition from the Rameau edition "Opera omnia".
- Full score (BA8853 and Vocal score (BA8853-90) available for sale.
- Performance material (BA8853-72) available for hire.