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)

123. Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Handel)

Dramma per musico in 3 actsComposer: George Frideric HandelLibretto: Niccolò Francesco Haym after Giacomo Francesco BussaniFirst performed: King's Theater, Haymarket, London, 20 February 1724 GIULIO CESARE [Julius Caesar]Alto castratoFrancesco Bernardini (“Senesino”)CLEOPATRA, Queen of EgyptSopranoFrancesca CuzzoniTOLOMEO, her brother, King of EgyptAlto castratoGaetano BerenstadtCORNELIA, widow of PompeyContraltoAnastasia RobinsonSESTO, her stepsonSoprano (en travesti)Margherita DurastantiACHILLA, Tolomeo’s generalBassGiuseppe Maria BoschiCURIO, … Continue reading 123. Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Handel)