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Alceste

[al-sest] /ælˈsɛst/
noun
1.
an opera (1767) by Christoph Willibald Gluck.
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  • To the Alceste the allusion could not refer, nor to the Reprisals.

    Tobias Smollett Oliphant Smeaton
  • He had been present as a boy at the first representation of "Alceste."

  • Gluck had not been willing to entrust his "Alceste" to these singers.

  • No, Alceste, I am well justified in keeping my self-respect intact.

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The refrain is altered from 'Alceste is here' to 'My lady cometh.'

  • "It is my wish; it is my wish," she cries when Alceste hesitates to comply with her demands.

    Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams
  • Fresh adaptations of “Orpheus and Eurydice” and of “Alceste” were produced.

    Great Musical Composers

    George T. Ferris
  • Of the music of 'Alceste,' its passion and intensity, it is impossible to speak too highly.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • The canvas is broader than in 'Alceste' or 'Orfeo,' and the emotions are more varied.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Fresh adaptations of "Orpheus and Eurydice" and of "Alceste" were produced.

    The Great German Composers George T. Ferris

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