Dardanus in Greek mythology, ancestor of the kings of Troy, son of Zeus and Electra, daughter of the Titan Atlas. In the Trojan war, the enmity of Zeus' wife Hera towards the Trojans in part originated from her jealousy of Electra.
Dardanus. Opera in prologue and 5 acts by Rameau to lib. by de la Bruère. Comp. 1739, rev. 1744 and 1760. Prod. Paris 1739, 2nd version 1744, 3rd version 1760; London (concert) 1973. Opera on same subject by Sacchini (1784).
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