118. Agrippina (Handel)

Opera seria in 3 actsComposer: George Frideric HandelLibretto: Cardinal Vincenzo GrimaniFirst performed: Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo, Venice, 26 December 1709 AGRIPPINASopranoMargherita DurastantiNERONE [Nero]Soprano castratoValeriano PellegriniPALLANTE [Pallas]BassGiuseppe Maria BoschiNARCISO [Narcissus]Alto castratoGiuliano AlbertiniLESBO [Lesbus]BassNicola PasiniOTTONE [Otho]ContraltoFrancesca Vanini-BoschiPOPPEA [Poppaea]SopranoDiamante Maria ScarabelliCLAUDIO [Claudius]BassAntonio Francesco CarliGIUNONE [Juno]ContraltoFrancesca Vanini-Boschi ★★★★ For many people, Handel is Baroque opera: musical and scenic spectaculars … Continue reading 118. Agrippina (Handel)

104. L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)

Opera in prologue and 3 actsComposer: Claudio MonteverdiLibretto: Giovanni Francesco BusenelloFirst performed: Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, 1643 carnival season LA FORTUNA [Fortune]SopranoAnna di ValerioLA VIRTÙ [Virtue]SopranoAnna RenziAMORE [Cupid]SopranoRabacchioNERONE [Nero], Roman EmperorCastrato sopranoStefano CostaPOPPEA, a most noble lady, mistress of Nero, raised by him to the seat of empireSopranoAnna di ValerioOTTAVIA, reigning Empress, who … Continue reading 104. L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)