127. Germanico in Germania (Porpora)

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)

126. Catone in Utica (Vinci)

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)

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)