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)

32. Paride ed Elena (Gluck)

Dramma per musica By Christoph Willibald Gluck Libretto: Ranieri de’ Calzabigi First performed: Burgtheater, Vienna, 3 November 1770 ELENA [Helen], Queen of SpartaContraltoKatherina SchindlerPARIDE [Paris], Son of Priam, King of TroyCastratoGiuseppe MillicoAMORE [Amor], Under the name of Erasto, Helen’s confidantSopranoTeresa KurzPALLADE [Pallas Athena]SopranoGabriella TagliaferriA TrojanSoprano Trojans, Spartans, followers of PallasChorus  SETTING: Sparta ★★★★★ Gluck, let’s face … Continue reading 32. Paride ed Elena (Gluck)