Der Cid (Peter Cornelius) – dossier

DER CID

Lyrisches Drama in 3 Acts

Music and libretto by Peter Cornelius

First performed: Weimar, 21 May 1865, conducted by Carl Stor

My review


CHARACTERS

Fernando, king of Castile (tenor)

Luyn Calvo, Bishop (bass)

Chimene, Countess of Lozan (soprano)

Ruy Diaz, Count of Vibar, called Campeador (baritone)

Alvar Fanez (tenor)

Pelaez

A Herold

Alcaldes.  Messengers.  Moorish Kings.  Noblemen and People of Castile.  Chimene’s Women and Squires.

SETTING

Place: Burgos, Spain

Time: Around the year 1064