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Alceste

[al-sest]
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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.'