85. Caritea, regina di Spagna (Saverio Mercadante)

Melodramma serio in 2 acts Composer: Saverio Mercadante Libretto: Paolo Pola First performed: Teatro la Fenice, Venice, 21 February 1826 CARITEASopranoEster MombelliDON ALFONSO, King of PortugalTenorDomenico DonzelliDON DIEGO, under the name of Don Pirro of Aragon, son of Don FernandoContraltoIsabella FabbricaDON FERNANDO, old Spanish captain generalBassDomenico CosselliDON RODRIGO, other Spanish captain general, Caritea’s ambassadorTenorGiuseppe BinaghiCORRADO, Portuguese … Continue reading 85. Caritea, regina di Spagna (Saverio Mercadante)

83. Pelagio (Saverio Mercadante)

PELAGIO Tragedia lirica in 4 acts Composer: Saverio Mercadante Libretto: Marco D’Arienzo First performed: Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 12 February 1857 PELAGIOBaritoneFilippo ColettiABDEL-AOR, governor of GijónTenorLodovico GrazianiBIANCA, Pelagio’s daughterSopranoFortunata TedescoGIRALDA, Bianca’s companionContraltoSchiaviASAN, captain of the MoorsBassMarco AratiALIATAR, guard on Abdel’s roomsBassNicola MontiMENDO DE QUEXADA, Spanish noblemanBassMichele BenedettiA GijoneseTenorA. LauriArab soldiers, men, and women, Spanish soldiers, men, … Continue reading 83. Pelagio (Saverio Mercadante)