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Tomáš Hanzlík: Endymio (Kroměříž 1727, 2001)
A neo-baroque Latin opera The ancient myth of the comely young man Endymion, whom everybody falls fatally in love with, has been a theme throughout all the epochs due to its allegorical parable of undying love. A Latin opera of this name was performed at the court of Cardinal Wolfgang Schrattenbach, the Bishop of Olomouc, in Kroměříž on 12th September 1727. The libretto and music were written by the regent at the local Piarist music seminary, P. David Kopecký (1696–1758). Those parts of the music, which have not been preserved, have been recreated in the style of neo-baroque minimalism, often with the use of fragments of Piarist compositions stored in the Kroměříž archive.