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an opera (1767) by Christoph Willibald Gluck.
Historical Examples

The inscription informs the stranger, that Dr. —— died here on his return from China, after the wreck of the Alceste.
Trade and Travel in the Far East G. F. Davidson

He had been present as a boy at the first representation of “Alceste.”
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3) Otto Jahn

Great is the temptation to answer with Alceste: “Nous verrons bien!”
The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare J. J. Jusserand

Gluck had not been willing to entrust his “Alceste” to these singers.
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3) Otto Jahn

“Orfeo” and “Alceste” were produced, and Gluck became the favorite of the nobility and the artistic circle.
How Music Developed W. J. Henderson

No, Alceste, I am well justified in keeping my self-respect intact.
The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick

The success of Alceste was still greater; and after its production in 1768, no other opera was played for two years.
History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time Henry Sutherland Edwards

The refrain is altered from ‘Alceste is here’ to ‘My lady cometh.’
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 3 (of 7) Geoffrey Chaucer

One night, when Gluck’s Alceste was being played, he happened to occupy the next seat to Marmontel.
History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time Henry Sutherland Edwards

“It is my wish; it is my wish,” she cries when Alceste hesitates to comply with her demands.
Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams


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