124. Orlando furioso (Vivaldi)

Dramma per musico in 3 acts Composer: Antonio Vivaldi Libretto: Grazio Braccioli, after Ariosto's Orlando Furioso First performed: Teatro Sant'Angelo, Venice, autumn 1727 ORLANDO, a knight jealous of MedoroContralto (en travesti)Lucia LancettiANGELICA, beloved of MedoroSopranoBenedetta SerosinaALCINA, enchantressContraltoAnna GiròBRADAMANTE, female warrior, beloved of RuggieroContraltoMaria Caterina NegriMEDORO, Prince betrothed to AngelicaContralto castratoCasimiro PignottiRUGGIERO, a knight following OrlandoContralto … Continue reading 124. Orlando furioso (Vivaldi)

114. Roland (Lully)

Opera in a prologue and 5 acts Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully Libretto: Philippe Quinault, after Aristo's Orlando Furioso First performed: Versailles, 8 January 1685 ROLAND, Charlemagne’s nephew, in love with AngéliqueBassFrançois BeaumavielleANGÉLIQUE, daughter of the King of Cathay, lover of MédorSopranoMarie Le RochoisMÉDOR, a young man of obscure birth, lover of AngéliqueHaute-contreLouis Gaulard DumesnyTÉMIRE, Angélique’s companionSopranoMlle … Continue reading 114. Roland (Lully)