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 GERMANICO, Leader of the Roman armyCastratoDomenico AnnibaliARMINIO, German prince, enemy of the RomansCastratoGaetano Majorano “Caffarelli”ROSMONDA, His wife, daughter of Segeste, enemy of the Romans Angelo Maria MonticelliCECINA, Roman captain Agostino FontanaERSINDA, Segeste’s other daughter, Roman citizeness Felice SalinbeniSEGESTE, German prince, Roman … Continue reading 127. Germanico in Germania (Porpora)
Opera seria in 3 actsComposer: Leonardo VinciLibretto: Pietro MetastasioFirst performed: Teatro Alibert, Rome, 19 January 1728 CATONETenorGiovanni Battista PinacciCESARECastratoGiovanni CarestiniMARZIA, Catone’s daughter, and secretly in love with CaesarCastratoGiacinto Fontana da Perugia, “Farfallino”ARBACE, prince of Numidia, Catone’s friend, in love with MarziaCastratoGiovanni Battista MinelliEMILIA, Pompeo’s widowCastratoGiovanni OssiFULVIO, legate of the Roman Senate to Cato, and member … Continue reading 126. Catone in Utica (Vinci)