Opera seria in 3 actsComposer: Gioachino RossiniLibretto: Giovanni Federico Schmidt, after Torquato TassoFirst performed: Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 11 November 1817 SETTING: The country near Jerusalem. The period of the Crusades. CHARACTERS: ARMIDA (soprano); RINALDO (tenor); GOFFREDO [Godfrey of Bouillon] (tenor); EUSTAZIO (tenor), his brother; GERNANDO (tenor); IDRAOTE (bass); ASTAROTTE (tenor or bass), a demon; … Continue reading 188. Armida (Rossini)
Armide II: This time, it's personal.
In which Gluck sets a libretto for Lully, and challenges the 'master' of French opera on his own ground. With passion and magic in the Crusades.