Nelee et Myrthis

Nélée et Myrthis

Nélée et Myrthis is an opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau in the form of a one-act acte de ballet. Nothing is known about the date of its composition, performance during Rameau's lifetime or the name of its librettist. It may have been intended to form part of a larger opéra-ballet to be called Les beaux jours de l'Amour. The first known performance took place in modern times at the Victoria State Opera, Melbourne, Australia on 22 November, 1974.


Role Voice type
Nelée baritone
Myrthis soprano
Corinne soprano
Deux argiennes sopranos


Selected recordings

  • Nélée et Myrthis Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (Harmonia Mundi, 1992)


  • Amadeus Almanac, accessed 8 July 2008
  • Girdlestone, Cuthbert, Jean-Philippe Rameau: His Life and Work, New York: Dover, 1969 (paperback edition)
  • Holden, Amanda, ed., The Viking Opera Guide, New York:Viking, 1993
  • Sadler, Graham, ed., The New Grove French Baroque Masters Grove/Macmillan, 1988

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