Les Indes galantes

Les Indes galantes

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

Cupids, in the prologue, resolve to find out examples of love in exotic climates. Le turc généreux (The Generous Turk) allows the generous Osman to set free his captive Emilie, whom he loves, so that she may be reunited with her former lover Valère. Les incas du Pérou (The Incas of Peru) deals with the rivalry in love of the Inca Huascar and the Spaniard Don Carlos, the latter victorious in his pursuit of Princess Phani, in spite of volcanic eruptions. Les fleurs (The Flowers) offers a Persian love intrigue, revised after its first performance into a simple tale of suspicions proved false, as the Sultana Fatima finds that her husband Tacmas has no designs on Atalide. Les sauvages (The Savages) moves to North America, where a Spaniard and a Frenchman compete for the love of Zima, daughter of a chief ends up preferring one of her own people.


Characters

Female

Soprano

Female

Soprano

Male

Baritone



Show Information

Libretto:
Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
Cast Size
large
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast