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Music

Rutland Boughton (born Aylesbury, 23 January 1878; died London, 24 January 1960).

Text

Composer.

Source

Classical Greek tragedy by Euripides, translated by Gilbert Murray.

 

Premieres

First Performance: Glastonbury, 26 August 1922.

First Performance in Scotland: Edinburgh (King's Theatre), 7 November 1924.

 

Background

The Cast

Admetus
 King of Thessaly
Alkestis
 wife of Admetus
Apollo
 
Chief Citizen
 
Death
 
Father
 of Admetus
Handmaid
 
Herakles
 
Son
 of Admetus
Youth
 

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