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Platée

Platée

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

Cithaeron, the King of the Mountain, suggests to Mercury that Jupiter may teach his jealous wife Juno a lesson if he woos the ugly and conceited marsh-nymph Plataea. She has set her cap at Cithaeron, but responds positively, to the accompaniment of frogs. Jupiter appears to Plataea in a variety of shapes, as a donkey, then as an owl, and finally as himself, to be entertained in a mock divertissement. Juno, in hiding, observes the mock-wedding ceremony, eventually emerging to unveil the bride and realizes the ridiculous nature of the proceedings. Plataea is left to be mocked by the country-folk.


Characters

Male

Lead

Bass

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
medium
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen, early teen characters

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