124. Orlando furioso (Vivaldi)

Dramma per musico in 3 actsComposer: Antonio VivaldiLibretto: Grazio Braccioli, after Ariosto's Orlando FuriosoFirst 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 castratoGiovanni Andrea TassiASTOLFOBassGaetano … Continue reading 124. Orlando furioso (Vivaldi)

114. Roland (Lully)

Opera in a prologue and 5 actsComposer: Jean-Baptiste LullyLibretto: Philippe Quinault, after Aristo's Orlando FuriosoFirst 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 ArmandASTOLFEHaute-contre LOGISTILLE, a fairySoprano DEMOGORGON, … Continue reading 114. Roland (Lully)