Thésée (French: [tese]; lit. 'Theseus') is a tragédie en musique, an early type of French opera, in a prologue and five acts with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and a libretto by Philippe Quinault based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. It was first performed on 11 January 1675 by the Paris Opera for the royal court at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye and was first performed in public in April at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris.

Original Name Thésée
Librettist Philippe Quinault (based on Ovid's Metamorphoses)
Date of composition 1675
Premiered 1675, January 11th (Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye) in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
First published 1688
Type Tragédie en musique (Musical Tragedy)
Catalogue LWV 51
Instruments Chorus/Choir
Orchestra
Voice (Haute-contre) - Pleasures
Voice (Bass) - Un Jeu
Voice (Haute-contre) - Bacchus
Voice (Soprano) - Venus
Voice (Soprano) - Cérès
Voice (Bass) - Mars
Silent Role - Bellone
Voice (Soprano) - Églé
Voice (Soprano) - Cleone
Voice (Bass) - Arcas
Voice (Soprano) - Grande Prêtresse de Minerve
Voice (Baritone) - Egée
Voice (Soprano) - Médée
Voice (Soprano) - Dorine
Voice (Tenor) - Thésée
Voice (Soprano) - Minerve
Voice (Haute-contre) - First old man
Voice (Tenor) - Second old man
Autotranslations beta Jean-Baptiste Lully: Theseus, LWV 51
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Theseus, LWV 51
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Theseus, LWV 51