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Castor et Pollux FR - 1737
Jean-Philippe Rameau 1683 - 1764 FR 2*
Tragédie en musique : Lyric genre with themes from Classical mythology. Unity of time, drama and plot.
Libretto by Pierre-Joseph-Justin Bernard
First performance at Paris, Académie royale de musique on 24 October 1737
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Initially only a moderate success, when it was revived in 1754. Castor et Pollux was regarded as Rameau's finest achievement.