French grand opera begins.
Royalism and Ancient Rome in a Revolutionary opera.
Mozart's Metastasian opera seria is one of his best works.
Patriotism and self-sacrifice in Salieri's austere music drama.
Where is the black stone of Emesa?
Posterity has not been kind to Handel's late opera Arminio.. With my customary perversity, I enjoyed it more than Giulio Cesare.
Dramma per musica in 3 actsComposer: Nicola PorporaLibretto: Nicola ColuzziFirst performed: Teatro Capricana, Rome, 11 February 1732 Nicola Porpora was a master of writing for the human voice. In his day, he was one of Italy’s foremost singing teachers; his pupils at the Conservatorio di Sant’Onofrio, Naples, included the castrati Farinelli and Caffarelli (who studied … Continue reading 127. Germanico in Germania (Porpora)