Dardanus (Sacchini, Antonio)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Le Duc, successeur de Mr. de la Chevardiere, No.6, n.d. Plate 85A.
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Work Title Dardanus
Alternative. Title
Composer Sacchini, Antonio
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Tragédie lyrique in 4 (3) acts
First Performance. 1784-09-18 in Versailles: Royal Opera
Librettist Nicolas-François Guillard
after Charles-Antoine Leclerc de La Bruère
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation solo voices, choir, orchestra (see below)


Misc. Comments

The instrumentation according to RISM is 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, strings, basso. However, Sacchini revised the opera in 1785 for performance in 1786, and it is possible there were also changes to the orchestration.